When you have a pet, preventative care can save you a lot of trouble. This may include vaccinations. At Desert Forest Animal Hospital in Cave Creek AZ, our veterinary team team is here to care for the pets of Desert Mountain, AZ, Carefree, AZ, North Scottsdale, AZ, and New River, AZ. Here is what you may need to know about pet vaccines.
How Do Vaccines Work?
A vaccine is developed to set off an immune reaction in your pet’s body, mimicking what would happen if they were exposed to a certain illness. It is meant to help your pet’s immune system develop the cells it needs in order to fight off that specific disease. If and when they are exposed to it in the future, their immune system should already know what to do.
How Do I Get Pet Vaccines?
A veterinarian on our veterinary team can provide pet vaccines as part of your pet’s annual wellness exam. They can be done as a part of the routine of the appointment. This is another reason why it can be important to keep up with annual exams. Not only does this allow your veterinarian to find problems early, it is also a convenient way to keep up with the necessary vaccines.
Will My Pet Need All the Available Vaccines?
Your pet’s vaccine needs will depend on its species and lifestyle. Certain vaccines are only necessary for certain types of animals. Others are only useful to outdoor animals. A veterinarian on our veterinary team can help tell you exactly which vaccines would be best for your particular pet. Make sure you ask them any questions you might have.
What Happens if My Pet Isn’t Vaccinated?
Nobody can force you to vaccinate your pets. However, there could be health consequences if you decide not to. Vaccines are meant help your pet’s body to build up a defense against certain illnesses that can be very dangerous. Without them, your pet may be at a higher risk of getting sick. This may mean more pain and illness for your pet, higher vet bills for you, and the chance of avoidable death if your pet’s sickness gets too bad. There also laws in certain states that require certain vaccines.
Get Vacciness from a Veterinarian at Our Animal Hospital
Vaccines can be very important, so you may need to know what to do about them. A veterinarian at our animal hospital can help provide that information. So, if you’re in Cave Creek, AZ, Carefree, AZ, Desert Mountain, AZ, North Scottsdale, AZ, or New River, AZ, give us at Desert Forest Animal Hospital in Cave Creek AZ a call at (480) 488-2010.