When you adopt, purchase, or rescue a pet, you want to provide them with a life that keeps them happy and healthy. At Anzer Animal Hospital in Loxahatchee Groves, FL, our veterinarians help owners take the best care possible of their furry friends, and part of that entails having your furry friend vaccinated regularly. For more insight on the importance of vaccines for your pets, we invite you to keep reading!
Why Vaccinate Your Pets
Certain illness in pets, especially older ones, can be fatal or cause long-term side effects, which is why vaccinations are crucial. Along with that, typically, traveling with your pet on a plane and visiting hotels requires up-to-date immunizations. When your pet is vaccinated, it helps them recognize and fight diseases. Your furry friend will usually have no symptoms if they come in contact with the illness. In other cases, your pet may have only mild symptoms and no long-lasting complications. If you have other pets who can't be vaccinated against a certain illness yet, you also prevent them from becoming infected.
Core vaccines are ones our vets recommend to all pets of a certain species. For instance, if you have a cat, we'll recommend your furry friend receive the feline distemper vaccination. However, if you have a dog, our vets may suggest vaccinations like the canine parvovirus. The rabies vaccine is considered to be a core vaccine for dogs and cats. It's also one that the state of Florida requires for dogs, cats, and ferrets.
Non-core vaccines are ones that are not required for every cat or dog. These vaccines are species-specific and we'll only suggest them if your pet is at risk for the illnesses. We will provide you with information on educate you on which ones may be beneficial to your pet based on their lifestyle and how often you plan to travel with them.
Visit us for Vaccination Today!
When you visit Anzer Pet Hospital, serving Loxahatchee Groves, FL, our veterinarians will review your pet's medical history to ensure that we provide the correct vaccinations for them. If you plan to travel or just want to keep your cat or dog’s health safe, we’ll speak with you about the necessary vaccines. Whether you want to learn more about our services and treatments or schedule an appointment, call us at (561) 619-7600 today. We look forward to helping keep your furry friend healthy!