Cat and Dog Vaccinations
At Spanish Trail Pet Clinic, our primary mission is to improve your pet’s quality of life and keep them healthy so you can enjoy your lives together. That’s why we place such a strong emphasis on preventative care, which includes comprehensive cat and dog vaccinations, which are usually part of the annual wellness exam.
Why Do I Need to Vaccinate My Pet?
Cat and dog vaccines are just like human vaccines; they offer protection from a number of serious and potentially-fatal diseases. Pet vaccines work because they contain antigens, which are structurally similar to disease-causing organisms. These antigens prompt a mild immune response without actually causing any illness. If your pet is later exposed to the actual disease, their immune system will be better able to recognize and fight off the intruder.
Having your pet fully vaccinated is vital, even if they spend most of their time indoors. Many contagious diseases are airborne, which means they spread very easily. Your pet could even be exposed to a contagion through something as simple as an open window.
Your pet’s risk of exposure to disease increases even more if you take them outside of the home, especially when you take them to places where they’ll interact with other animals, such as grooming salons, daycare facilities, boarding kennels, and dog parks. Be sure to consult with your vet before taking your pet to any of these places to ensure they have the proper vaccination coverage.
Personalized Pet Vaccination Protocols
Our vaccine schedules vary from pet to pet and are dependent on the likelihood of exposure to certain diseases. During your pet’s wellness exam, our vet will ask questions about their lifestyle and determine the best vaccination schedule for your pet’s needs.
If you have any questions about which vaccines your pet will require or if you’re ready to make an appointment, you can contact us by phone at (520) 722-2771. We hope to hear from you soon!