When to Get Your Pet Vaccinated and What You Need to Know about Vaccines

If you live in or near Newmarket and own a pet, contact us at North Yonge Veterinary Hospital for all your pet vaccination needs. Vaccines are a very important form of preventative medication and can provide your pet protection from many dangers. The right vaccines can protect your pets from deadly viruses and provide protection against diseases spread by some types of bacteria and other microbes.

Make sure you contact our veterinarian if you have any questions about pet vaccines. Typically, vaccines pose few dangers to pets when properly administered. On the other hand, the diseases that vaccines protect your pet from are often very dangerous. It’s typically best to get your pet vaccinated when they are young. Booster shots may be needed later, however.

Disease Prevention through Pet Vaccination

Pets can be exposed to many serious and deadly diseases. Even if your cat, dog, or other pet spends most of his or her time indoors, risks may still be present. Your pet could suffer from fleas and ticks, for example. These parasites can then spread deadly diseases, such as Lyme disease. Through vaccination, you can protect your animal against diseases borne by fleas and ticks.

Another important thing to consider in regard to pet health is rabies. This disease is extremely dangerous and if unvaccinated animals catch rabies, it’s almost always a death sentence. Rabies is caused by a deadly virus that can be spread through bites and specifically the saliva of infected animals.

Some deadly diseases are spread by bacteria. Indeed, the infamous “black death,” or bubonic plague is caused by bacteria, which in turn is spread by fleas. With the right prevention measures, including oral medications and flea and tick collars, you may be able to prevent your pet from picking up diseases caused by certain bacteria.

When it comes to pet health, there are many dangers. Fortunately, there are also many solutions. Talk to our veterinarian to learn more about core vaccines, which are essential for all pets. Our vet may also recommend non-core vaccines based on your pet’s lifestyle.

Contact the North Yonge Veterinary Hospital in Newmarket to schedule your pets’ vaccinations or to learn more about pet health!