Vaccines

The Importance of Pet Vaccinations

Vaccines are an important part of caring for your own health as well as the health of your animals. With the proper vaccines you can guard your pets from a huge host of issues and can make sure that they stay healthy longer. For those in the Vero Beach, FL, area, Southside Veterinary Hospital is a wonderful place to take your pet.

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What Are Common Pet Vaccines?

There are some pet vaccines that are more common than others and are more widely administered. As your pet ages there is sure to be a schedule of vaccines that are suggested by your vet to help keep your pet safe and healthy. Pets are given vaccines to protect from diseases like parvo, kennel cough, rabies, distemper, and more. Vaccines are safe, they are highly tested, and they have been proven time and time again to protect animals from serious illnesses and diseases that can cause great pain and suffering and even death.

When to Vaccinate Your Pet

Your veterinarian can tell you more about when to have certain vaccines administered to your pet. Puppies are generally given vaccinations for distemper, parvo, kennel cough, and more to help keep them healthy and happy into adulthood. In most cases, vaccines are given in a single injection so that your pet does not have to have multiple shots. As animals age, they will get booster shots and other vaccines for diseases and illnesses that are more common in animals of that age. Pet vaccines are the best way to protect your pet from diseases and illnesses that could otherwise cause significant distress.

Why Vaccinate

For those that have pets that they love, there is really no reason not to vaccinate. Most veterinarians will tell you that unless your pets have some sort of underlying medical condition that prevents them from being vaccinated, shots are the best way to protect those four-legged friends. Shots are now easier and safer than ever before, and in most cases, pets do not have any ill side effects as a result of vaccines. Shots can help to protect and prolong the life of your pet.

For those in the Vero Beach, FL, area, our team at Southside Veterinary Hospital is ready and waiting to help your pets get the care they need. We have a fantastic team that will help you learn more about what vaccines your pets need at what age and a little about the diseases that vaccines protect them from. For more information, visit us online. We know you love your pets and we want to make sure that they are as happy and healthy as possible. Contact us today!

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