Owning a pet comes with responsibilities. One such responsibility is providing your pet with the proper immunizations. Pet vaccinations play an integral role in protecting your pet from potentially life-threatening diseases. At Alexander At The Park Veterinary Hospital, we have been providing Durham residents with reliable veterinary services including pet vaccines for many years.
The Importance of Pet Vaccinations
Vaccines boost your pet’s immune system and improve your pet’s ability to fight off disease-causing organisms. While there are innumerable benefits to vaccinating your pets, the following are some of the most noteworthy:
- Protects your pet: Vaccinating your pet protects it from potentially deadly diseases. Most airborne diseases are spread by contact with an infected animal. If your pet is sufficiently vaccinated and gets infected, the severity of the disease won't be as much as if your pet were unvaccinated.
- Law: Vaccination for rabies is required by law. If you don't get your pet vaccinated, you are at risk of getting hefty fines. To evade being on the wrong side of the law, please bring your pet for vaccination at our clinic.
- Protects other people and pets: Some diseases like rabies and Lyme disease are zoonotic, meaning they can spread from animals to humans. If your pet is not vaccinated, there is a risk of him passing zoonotic diseases to your loved ones and other people in society.
- Your pet may be denied boarding rights if not vaccinated: Boarding facilities may turn your pet away from a boarding facility if you cannot produce proof of vaccination. Since boarding facilities are mandated to protect other pets staying there, they can't take chances with unvaccinated pets.
Vaccination at Durham, NC
Vaccines are safe, and there is very little risk of your pet suffering an allergic reaction. We at Alexander At The Park Veterinary Hospital will be here to monitor your pet after the vaccination to avoid such reactions. For more information on vaccines or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian, call us at (919) 484-9900.