Vaccinating Your Pet

I cannot stress to you how important it is to vaccinate your pet. The rabies vaccination is required by law, but there are others that are not but are just as important. I have had people tell me that their pet doesn’t go outside so it doesn’t need to be vaccinated. This is simply not true. Some of the diseases that animals contract are airborne. This means that it travels in the air and it really doesn’t matter if your pet goes outside or not. Some are picked up from the ground, this means they only have to walk outside to get it. Some are transmitted by other animals.

I had a puppy that I neglected to get vaccinated and she contracted Parvovirus, a virus that attacks and leaves the dog with vomiting, diarehea, no known cure and not a very good chance for survival. The only way to treat this is prevention through vaccinations or take the animal to your veterinarian so he/she can treat the sysptoms and pray that you pet survives. Mine did not. I am sharing this with you so that you will understand the importance of vaccinations. Prevention is the best cure.

Your puppy should start his/her vaccinations at 6 to 8 weeks of age. Rabies at 12 to 24 weeks.


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