Vaccinations boost your pet’s immunity and act as the first line of defence against some very nasty, and potentially fatal diseases.
By vaccinating your pet you’re helping to keep them happy and healthy by protecting them from picking up infectious, and in some cases potentially fatal, diseases. Vaccination will prevent lengthy and costly treatment for these diseases.
Plus, it’s not just your own pet you’re protecting – Leptospirosis, one of the diseases we vaccinate against, is also infectious to humans and could be passed on from dogs to owners.
It’s also worth knowing that your furry friend needs to be fully vaccinated if they go to a dog walker, doggy day care centre or if you’re planning on leaving them in a kennel or cattery while you are on holiday.
A vaccination is an injection designed to make a pet’s immune system create antibodies against specific infections. When we give a vaccination we are injecting a small dose of a harmless version of the virus/bacteria we want to protect your pet against. This allows your pet’s body to produce a protective response without having contact with the dangerous form of the disease. Once your pet has responded to the vaccine they will have immunity if they come into contact with the virus/bacteria in later life.
Some of the diseases we vaccinate against do not need yearly boosters, however some do require a yearly vaccination. For this reason we use a rolling protocol for our vaccines which ensures that we only vaccinate those things that are needed. This prevents over vaccination but ensures your pet is protected at all times.
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