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Take Preventative Care for Your Pets
Vaccinations are necessary and useful for keeping animals healthy and also reduce the spread of diseases between animals.
Does My Animal Need Vaccination?
The answer is a simple and unqualified 'yes'. Even if the pet in question will be spending an inordinate amount of time indoors, they still require vaccines. At some point in an animal's life, they will be outside the home. This includes any time they are outdoors and even on trips to the veterinarian's office. Getting the correct vaccine administered at the appropriate age reduces the chances your animal will get sick.
How Often Will They Need Vaccinations?
That depends on the type of animal, the vaccine in question, and the age of the animal. Generally, younger animals require more frequent injections in order to assist them with the building of a strong immune system. After the initial puppy/kitten series they will need yearly boosters.
How Much Will It Cost?
When considering the cost of preventive medicine, it is best to bear the following in mind: it is much cheaper to vaccinate than it is to treat the disease that the vaccination may have prevented.
There are many diseases that can affect household pets, and taking the proper steps beforehand can prevent most. Some animals, even those that have never been vaccinated before, can still benefit from vaccines. The best way to figure out what a pet may need is to talk with your veterinarian. They can help make decisions that will ensure pets live a long, happy, and healthy life.
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