Every pet needs its vaccinations. At Ark Vetcare we firmly believe that prevention is better than the cure. We all know that dogs and cats like to get out to play around outside in doing so they can pick up all sorts of viruses and bacteria causing them harm. Even if you’re out at one your favourite walking spots maybe Killiney Hill or Deer Park, if your puppy isn’t vaccinated it may become infected and we don’t want that.
Responsible pet owners always vaccinate their pets to protect them and help protect other animals in their local community by stopping infectious diseases spreading.
We understand that for many new pet owners this might be a bit confusing, so let us tell you a little more about vaccinations, why they are so important and what is involved for you furry friend.
What are Pet Vaccinations?
Vaccines are medical products that have been carefully designed to trigger protective immune responses in your pet and help get its immune system ready to tackle future infections that make our pets sick.
When a healthy pet is vaccinated it stimulates the production of antibodies that identify and fight diseases as they enter the body. Vaccines help to protect your pet and provide immunity against a variety of nasty diseases.
Why Should I Vaccinate My Pet?
Pet vaccination has long been a very effective way to reduce diseases in pets and is a key tool in maintaining their health, so they can live happily as part of your family for years. The animal vaccines available today represent years of specialist innovative research. Their widespread use over the last 100 years has prevented the death of countless animals.
The bottom line is that vaccines are a necessity in protecting your pet from highly contagious and deadly diseases and also help improve the over quality of your pet’s life.
Are There Any Risks to Vaccinating My Pet?
With any medical procedure there is an element of risk however, the risks associated with vaccinations are very low and the benefits certainly out way any minor side effects. The majority of pets respond exceptionally well to vaccinations.
The side effects, if any are mild and remain for only a short period of time and more serious reactions rarely occur. Advancements in vaccinations in recent years have greatly reduced the chances of any serious issues arising.
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