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Why you should vaccinate your pets

June 9, 2020

What is a Vaccination

A vaccination is a treatment to produce immunity against a specific disease. It is a biological preparation that often contains an agent that is similar to the disease causing organism that is weakened or killed its toxins or one of its surface proteins. By introducing these to the body, the body will know how to create the proper antibodies to combat the disease and become immune.

Why Should You Vaccinate your pets

Like in the Human world, there are many communicable diseases in the animal world. That’s why it is important to have your pets vaccinated.

Vaccinations have helped save the lives of millions of pets across the world. Vaccinating your pet doesn’t just save the life of your pet, but helps saves the lives of other animals who may be too young to be vaccinated, or cannot be vaccinated. This Diagram below shows how vaccinations can help

In this first diagram, it shows how a completely unvaccinated group can easily spread a disease to others.

In this second diagram it shows that when a large percentage of the animals are vaccinated, it helps protect those who are not vaccinated.

What to Vaccinate Against

There are many diseases that vaccinations can help prevent. In dogs, you should get them vaccinated for:

Cats Should be vaccinated for

All animals that are adopted from the Kitimat Community Humane Society will have already had their vaccinations, but be sure to check their medical record to confirm.

In summary Vaccinations help keep our pets healthy. Immunization can help eradicate certain diseases and prevent them from resurfacing, but only works if everyone is on board. If you have any questions about vaccinations or the health of your pet, you should contact your preferred vet.