Why Are Pet Vaccinations Important?

Pets are important to us and doing all we can to protect them is just as important. For those in the Louisa area, Central Virginia Veterinary Clinic offers all the vaccinations that your pet needs to be healthy and happy for years to come.


What Are Pet Vaccinations For?

Pet vaccinations were created to help protect pets from preventable diseases and illnesses that would otherwise damage their health. Vaccines are quick, they are easy, and they can keep your pet from becoming ill or even dying in some cases. Pet vaccinations help to keep your pet happy and healthy and ensure that your pet does not catch a disease that could have otherwise been prevented.

When Is The Right Time To Vaccinate Your Pets?

As soon as animals are weaned from their mothers, they will no longer be protected by her antibodies.  That is why it’s imperative to have young animals vaccinated against an array of deadly diseases like distemper, rabies, parvovirus, and feline leukemia. Some vaccinations, such as the rabies vaccine, are not just essential for protecting you and your pets, but are also mandated by law. The most important thing to remember about when to get your pets vaccinated is that vaccines do not last forever. Annual booster shots are required for many vaccines to retain their potency.

Our veterinary staff can help you to learn about all the vaccines that your pets need in order to be healthy and happy for years to come. With the right vaccines your pet can have a long happy life, free of disease and illness.

What Kinds of Vaccines Are There?

Pet vaccinations are broken down into two different categories. The first category, core vaccines, are vaccines that protect your pets against the deadliest diseases and are sometimes required by law. The second category, non-core vaccines, are vaccines for diseases that your pets are only likely to encounter if they life a certain lifestyle. For instance, pets who are often boarded with other animals while their owners are away should be vaccinated against Bordetella, or kennel cough.

Your Pets Deserve to Live Healthy Lives. Vaccines Help Give Them That.

For those in the Louisa area, Central Virginia Veterinary Clinic offers a range of vaccines for your pets so that you can make sure they are happy and healthy at any stage of life. For more information contact us today.