Importance of Vaccinating Your Pets

The topic of vaccines has been splashed across TVs and newspapers, but rarely is the coverage about pet vaccines. The reality is that certain Santa Clara, CA, multi-unit residences, and even local governments mandate that pet owners vaccinate their pets. If your pet needs a vaccine, please contact Silicon Valley Pet Clinic before being fined as a pet owner who cannot produce a current immunization record. Why are pet vaccines so essential that there are potential legal consequences for not keeping current? Our veterinary staff explains why vaccinating your pet is so important.

Vaccines Help Prevent the Spread of Disease

Vaccinations provided by a veterinarian can help prevent a pet from contracting animal-borne illnesses that can be spread to other animals and, in some cases, humans.

Certain diseases, such as rabies and leptospirosis, can pass from animals to humans, leading to severe illness and even death. Vaccinating a pet against these zoonotic diseases (those that can spread to humans) protects the pet and its human family.

The following diseases can pass easily between animals at the park, a boarding facility, or any other public place. Note some of these diseases can be potentially deadly:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme disease
  • Feline leukemia
  • Parvovirus
  • Bordetella (or kennel cough)

Your Santa Clara vet can vaccinate your pet against all of the above illnesses.

Vaccines Keep Pets Healthy

Vaccines help keep your pets healthy and prevent them from contracting a serious (or even deadly) disease. By choosing to vaccinate your pet, you proactively give them an overall healthier life because vaccines can boost your pet’s immune system.

Contact the Silicon Valley Pet Clinic for Additional Information on Pet Vaccines

There are a variety of vaccines to consider, so it is important to speak with your veterinarian in Santa Clara, CA, to determine which vaccine is appropriate for your pet.  We’re here to provide your pet with all the vaccines it needs so your furry friend lives a happy and long life. Call Silicon Valley Pet Clinic today at (408) 248-3844 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


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