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Pet vaccinations play a critical role in the preventative wellness puzzle by enabling your best friend to maintain protective antibodies against these killer diseases. If your pet is due for vaccinations or vaccination updates, you’ll be glad to know that we can provide these all-important shots alongside other wellness essentials.
A pet’s immune system can ward off many kinds of disease threats, but it isn’t primed for that task right from the beginning of an animal’s life. The immune systems of newborn puppies and kittens have not yet built up their own stores of antibodies; instead, the mother’s milk conveys a degree of second-hand protection. But once the babies are weaned, they find themselves without any ready safeguards against deadly infectious ailments. This is where vaccinations step in as an essential part of preventative animal care and why your our veterinarians will recommend administering them starting around the age of 6-8 weeks, following up with multiple rounds of vaccinations during the first year of life to create the strongest possible immunity.
The immune system creates antibodies in response to threats, by which time, the germ in question may already have caused serious illness. Vaccines provide the perception of that threat without the actual danger of contagion. These inert substances bear a close enough resemblance to the active disease that they trigger antibody production just as if they were the genuine article.
Based on your pet's individual risk factors we can make specific vaccination recommendations for your pet to help ensure they stay healthy.