At Alexander Animal Hospital, we recognize the significance of cat and dog vaccines in preventing infectious diseases. We also take a careful approach regarding recommending vaccines for your pet. Our vets take into account your dog or cat’s breed, lifestyle, medical history, and disease exposure risk. Continue reading to learn why cat and dog vaccines are important.
How Dog and Cat Vaccines Work
Cat and dog vaccines are important because they work by prompting your pet’s immune system to identify and attach a particular bacteria or virus. After the vaccine is given, your pet’s body will be able to recognize and attack the actual bacteria or virus within weeks. Remember, vaccines do not prevent these harmful organisms from entering your pet’s body. Because of this reason, the organisms can still spread to other animals. This is why it’s vital for a significant number of animals to be vaccinated, especially against deadly diseases such as rabies.
Vaccines help your pet’s immune system fight the threat rather than preventing the organism from entering your pet. The vaccines also help the body in preventing an infection. Although no vaccine is 100% perfect, they are highly effective in preventing serious diseases and illnesses. Overall, this is why cat and dog vaccines are important.
Which Vaccines Should Your Pet?
Depending on your pet’s health and your comfort level, we might recommend vaccinations for:
- Feline herpesvirus-1
- Feline calicivirus
- Also, feline leukemia
- In addition, feline panleukopenia
- Canine distemper, adenovirus, parainfluenza, and parvovirus
- Canine Lyme disease
- Western diamondback rattlesnake
- Canine influenza
These diseases can get your pet sick. However, not all pets are at risk for all of these conditions. At Alexander Animal Hospital, our amazing team of veterinarians will assist you in determining the best decision for your beloved animal. So, go ahead and schedule an appointment by calling us at 410-777-8678 to discuss vaccines with your pet’s vet.
Support Your Pet’s Wellness at Alexander Animal Hospital
Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.