Pets require vaccinations against bacterial and viral diseases. Vaccinations remain the most critical method for protecting against infectious diseases in your animal. Pet vaccines are designed to create a defensive level of antibodies to improve immunity for infectious diseases. If you just brought home a new pet in North Hollywood, CA, consider taking them to our office for a veterinary exam so that our veterinarian can set them up with a proper immunization schedule.
What Are Pet Vaccines For?
Vaccines do more than protect your pet. That's why many states require pets to be vaccinated. In California, all dogs above four months must be vaccinated for rabies. Your pet is vulnerable to many infections that could leave them struggling with long-term health complications costly bills on your side. Pet vaccines generally:
- Protect pets from life-threatening conditions
- Create a boost on immunity to specific diseases
- Prevent pets from passing a certain disease to other animals and people
- Give peace of mind
When to Vaccinate Your Pet
For kittens and puppies, vaccinations can start from 8 weeks old. For adult pets that have never been vaccinated or don't know whether they were vaccinated, they can begin their first vaccination course, but be sure to seek our vet's advice on your pet's needs. Upon their first course, your adult pet will require regular boosters to keep their immunity up. Most boosters can be administered once every year, but some can be given less frequently. Our veterinarian will provide you with a vaccination plan specific to your pet's needs.
Why Is It Important to Vaccinate Your Cat or Dog?
To avoid brushing shoulders with veterinary services and the law, or risk hefty fines, make sure your pet is adequately vaccinated. The main function of a pet vaccine is to help your pet's immunity fight against diseases without exposing their bodies to real pathogens.
Get Your Pet Vaccinated at Berkley Pet Hospital
At Berkley Pet Hospital, we know how important your pet is to you and your family. We treat your animal with love and care to ensure their health is optimal through pet vaccines, examinations, and thorough treatment. Be sure to book an appointment with our North Hollywood veterinarian for quality pet care.