Importance of Vaccinating Your Pets
As a Boca Raton pet owner, your goal is to keep your cat or dog happy and healthy for as long as possible. Part of this process includes making sure your animal receives all of their vaccinations on time. Our West Boca Veterinary Center team has put together this post on the importance of vaccinating your pets. Keep reading to learn more.
Why Are Pet Vaccinations Important?
Vaccinating your pet is important, as it helps prevent conditions that could shorten the life of your animal. In most cases, the cost of the vaccination appointment is far less than what it takes to treat the illnesses vaccinations prevent. In certain areas, vaccinations are required by law, and you must provide proof of vaccination to own a pet.
What Are Some of the Most Common Pet Vaccines?
Pet vaccinations generally vary by the age and species of the pet. Lifestyle and the area of the country you live in or travel to can also dictate what vaccines your animal needs. The most common vaccines for cats and dogs are:
- Canine Vaccinations: Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, Parainfluenza, Corona, Bordetella, Leptospirosis
- Feline Vaccinations: Rabies, Feline Leukemia
Of course, there are other vaccines available, including a vaccine to prevent pet influenza. As the veterinary industry continues to evolve, new and helpful vaccines will be introduced.
Scheduling a Vaccination Appointment for Your Pet
Much like taking a young child to the pediatrician, vaccination appointments for your pet are typically quick and painless. In most cases, a quick examination is done to review the overall health of your pet before the vaccination is administered. While your pet might jump when it is first inserted, there is no lingering pain or generally any side effects following vaccination.
Your Trusted Boca Raton Veterinary Center
West Boca Veterinary Center is proud to help you ensure your dog or cat is as healthy as can be. For any further questions regarding vaccines or to schedule an appointment, call us at (561) 451-8838.