Importance of Pet Vaccinations

 Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services serves Charlton, MA, and the surrounding area. Our team wants you to know that vaccinations are part of an overall pet wellness program to ensure that your pet stays healthy. Let’s learn more about the importance of vaccinations as outlined below.

Understanding The Importance of Vaccines

Having new pets in your home is an exciting time, but it comes with new responsibilities. One of the best things you can do for your pet is making sure it gets the proper vaccinations.

  • Vaccines Protect Your Pet: If you have a puppy or kitten, it is recommended to start their vaccinations around six to eight weeks of age. Your pet’s immune system isn't ready yet to fight off infectious diseases like an adult animal. Even after the first round of vaccines, older pets should still receive boosters to maintain the vaccine’s effectiveness.

  • Vaccines Protect You And Other Pets: Many pet owners aren't aware that pets can spread diseases to other people and pets. The more pets that get vaccinated, the less likely these harmful illnesses can spread throughout the community.

  • Vaccines Are Safe: Vaccinations for pets have been proven for years to prevent the spread of sicknesses and diseases. Pets will rarely have an allergic reaction to these vaccines. The injection site area might be a little tender or sore, but they are usually right back to normal within a few hours.

  • Vaccines Fulfill Legal Responsibilities: Keeping your pet vaccinated is part of being a responsible pet owner. You risk getting a fine or dealing with legal issues without this precaution.

Above all, it is crucial to be proactive when it comes to your pet's health. It reduces the chance that your pet will have complications later in life, and your pet will be much happier as well.

Make An Appointment With Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services

Baystate Mobile Veterinary Services in Charlton can ensure your pet is getting the appropriate vaccinations on a schedule based on your pet’s breed and lifestyle. If you have a new cat or dog in your home or they are overdue for their vaccinations, make an appointment today with our mobile veterinarian by calling us at (774) 262-7679.


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