Why is vaccination so important?

All dogs and cats are at risk of exposure to various infectious diseases, even if they spend most of their time indoors. Many contagious diseases are airborne and your pet could easily be exposed through an open window. Boarding kennels, dog parks and grooming salons are all areas where your pet is likely to be exposed to contagious diseases. Some infectious diseases are life-threatening, while others such as rabies also pose a public health risk. Vaccination to prevent common infectious diseases supports the first goal of medicine – disease prevention. Prevention of infectious disease is more beneficial to your pet than treating disease once it occurs. The animal’s natural immune system helps eliminate viral and bacterial infections. Thus, preventive vaccination is one of the most reliable and cost-effective methods of health care available to a pet owner. Read more...