Pets are just like humans in many ways. They depend on vaccinations to help provide the protection needed against certain illnesses and diseases. For pet owners, it's imperative to ensure they keep their pets up to date on their vaccines. Understandably, pet owners will have questions along the way. That's why our experts at Liberty Vet Pets in Philadelphia are here to answer common questions about pet vaccines.
Why Are Vaccines Essential?
Deciding to vaccinate your pet is a part of preventative health care. It's the primary way to prevent the spread of contagious diseases to other pets and even humans. There are two types, core and non-core vaccines, and our veterinarians will discuss when and which ones are needed for optimal protection.
What Level of Protection Does a Vaccine Provide?
Vaccinations are the best way to protect the vast majority of pets. There is always a small chance that your pet could have a breakthrough sickness. However, your pet's immune system will be better equipped to handle it over a pet that hasn't been vaccinated.
Is There a Risk When I Vaccinate My Pet?
There is no risk involved when vaccinating your pet. The worst thing that can happen is your pet experiences some tenderness around the injection site or may feel sluggish. However, most pets that experience these symptoms feel better within 24-48 hours.
When Do Pets Start Receiving Vaccines?
Puppies and kittens can receive vaccines early in life, around six to eight weeks of age. A vaccination schedule is administered (usually about 3-4 weeks apart) until they reach about 18-20 weeks of age.
Contact Our Animal Hospital in Philadelphia for More Information
Liberty Vet Pets is an animal hospital that also provides mobile vet services when needed. We offer a full range of veterinary services, including vaccines for your pet. At Liberty Vet Pets, we want to make sure that you and your furry family members are happy and healthy! If you have any questions or concerns about our services, don't hesitate to contact us.