Vaccinating Your Pet – What You Should Know

Vaccinating Your Pet – What You Should Know

There’s been a lot of controversy buzzing about vaccines lately, but we’re here to explain the truth about vaccines, how they work, and why you absolutely should (and, in some cases, have to) vaccinate your pets.

How Do Vaccines Work?

Vaccines train the immune system to recognize and fight diseases before they have a chance to invade the body. A vaccine contains antigens, which are partial or inactive viruses. They resemble viruses but don’t actually transmit disease.
Vaccinations stimulate the body’s immune system, causing a mild immune response without making the patient sick. If exposed to the virus in the future, the body will recognize it and fight it immediately, reducing the severity of illness or preventing it altogether.

Are Vaccines Safe for My Pets?

The benefits of vaccination far outweigh any risks. As with any medical treatment, there is always a small risk that a pet could have an adverse reaction to a vaccine. These reactions, however, are usually mild and are also quite rare.
Vaccinations usually cause slight tiredness and temporary soreness at the injection site following administration. Our veterinarian will ensure you’re aware of the signs and symptoms of an adverse reaction. You can monitor your pet following vaccination and contact if anything unusual occurs.

Why You Should Vaccinate Your Pets

The diseases that vaccinations prevent are usually dangerous and highly contagious, and vaccination is the safest and most effective way to protect your pets from these diseases.
Vaccination protects your human family members from exposure to a variety of zoonotic diseases (those that can be transmitted between humans and animals). Several vaccinations, including the rabies vaccine, are required for pets by law.
Vaccinations are much less expensive than the cost of treating the diseases they prevent. Additionally, it saves your pet from suffering illness. Vaccinations keep our communities safe by limiting the spread of contagious diseases throughout the pets, wildlife, and people in our community.

Schedule a Wellness and Preventative Care Appointment With Our Mobile Veterinarian

If you have a new puppy or kitten or if your pet is due for vaccine boosters, you can make sure they’re protected without having to leave home. Our mobile veterinary clinic will recommend a schedule of vaccinations for your pet based on their individual exposure risk. Plus, we’ll bring your pet’s wellness and preventative care right to your doorstep.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact Advanced Mobile Vet Care in Orange County today.