Importance of Pet Vaccines

Pet Vaccines

Like you, your furry friend is prone to sickness and disease. Like you, your pet can be protected through the use of vaccines. Pet vaccinations from Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin strengthen your pet’s immune system to combat diseases that put its life at risk. Your Austin veterinarian can develop a pet vaccination schedule for your cat or dog conducive to its healthcare needs.

Importance of Vaccinating Your Pet

Both indoor and outdoor pets are susceptible to disease. An outdoor pet may be exposed to a disease when on a walk, out in the park, or when attending doggie daycare. Your indoor pet may be exposed when a neighbor or friend brings a pet over for play. Vaccinating your pets protects them from getting deathly sick if exposed to these diseases. Some diseases, like rabies, have no cure, which could lead to your pet’s untimely demise. Pet shots are essential to safeguarding your pet’s health.

Pet shots can also protect you and your family against zoonotic diseases that your pet can pass onto you, safeguarding your family's health as well.

Core and Non-Core Vaccines

Pet vaccinations can be categorized as core and non-core. Core vaccines are those that all pets should get as they offer protection against the most serious diseases pets can get. When it comes to non-core vaccines, pet owners can be more selective.

Your Austin vet may recommend that your pet be vaccinated against diseases that pose a high risk for its health due to where you live or your pet’s lifestyle. If your pooch attends doggie daycare, for example, your veterinarian may recommend vaccinating him for kennel cough which can be easily passed on within this environment.

Your Austin vet can also tailor a pet vaccination schedule to your dog or cat’s specific healthcare needs, taking into consideration its age, breed, health, and lifestyle. For your convenience, our animal hospital offers both core and non-core vaccines for dogs and cats.

Bring Your Pet to Our Animal Hospital for Vaccinations! 

To schedule vaccinations for your beloved pet, contact Dessau Veterinary Clinic in Austin at (512) 339-3177.


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