Vaccinations do a lot of important things to protect your fur baby, and are an important part of being a responsible pet owner. August is National Immunization Awareness Month, so we wanted to cover a few important reasons why vaccinating your fur baby is an important part of protecting your pet.
Prevent Your Pet From Sickness
Vaccines are an important part of keeping your pet safe. Vaccines prepare the immune system to fight any real diseases if they are present in the body. This means that if your pet is ever exposed to the real deal, their immune system will already be prepared to fight off the illness better than if they had not.
Not every pet needs every vaccine. It’s important to talk to your veterinarian about what is worth giving your furry friend. Certain factors will determine what is the correct protocol for your pet.
Prevent Other Pets From Sickness
As with many vaccines, regular vaccination against the most common illnesses can protect not just your pet, but other pets in your home or in your neighborhood. You know your pet won’t be able to pass illness to other pets, and your pet is far less likely to catch anything!