Owning a pet is a responsibility that will last for the pet’s entire lifetime. That responsibility requires a lot of thought and attention to your animal’s health. At Silicon Valley Pet Clinic in Santa Clara, CA, we understand that the only way you can make good choices for your pet is to have good information available to you. We have provided a pet vaccine FAQ to help you make the best possible choices for your pet’s health.
Why Should I Have My Pet Vaccinated?
Vaccinations are one of the best ways to prevent many hard to treat illnesses. Certain diseases such as rabies and distemper are incurable. The only way to keep your pet safe from these types of conditions is to make sure your animal is properly vaccinated. Not only does this protect your animal, but it also helps to increase the herd immunity in your community which helps all the animals in your area stay healthier.
Am I Required By Law to Vaccinate?
Many communities have strict laws concerning pet care and vaccinations. When you decide to become a pet owner, you should carefully review these laws to make sure you comply. If you are not aware of your area’s animal laws, get up to date. This is important not only to avoid paying a fine, but compliance with local laws will also contribute to the health and well-being of your pet.
What Pet Vaccinations Are Recommended?
It is important to note that different vaccines are appropriate for different types of animals. To understand which vaccines your particular pet will require, you should make time to sit down with our veterinarian to discuss your particular pet’s specific needs. Vaccine recommendations will vary depending on what type of animal you have, their age, breed, size, and other factors.
Some of the core dog vaccines that are often recommended include rabies, distemper, and parvo. Core cat vaccines that are often recommended include rabies, feline distemper, herpes, calicivirus, Chlamydia, and feline leukemia.
Other vaccines are not considered core but are often highly recommended. You can discuss these with our veterinarian during your visit.
Veterinarian in Santa Clara, Ca
If you would like to learn more about pet vaccinations and the services offered at Silicon Valley Pet Clinic or would like to schedule an appointment, call us at (408) 248-3844.