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There is a big debate surrounding vaccination in America. The warring parties, supporters and opponents, raise strong points to support their arguments. But science confirms that vaccines are safe products. Vaccines prompt a protective immune response in readiness for possible future attacks from disease pathogens. The body starts producing antibodies that identify the specific pathogens and fight them vehemently. The result is complete protection against some diseases or lessening of their severity. Besides protecting your new pet from severe, highly contagious diseases, here are more reasons to have your new pet vaccinated.
People tend to make different kinds of New Year’s resolutions. Examples of such resolutions include focusing on losing weight, getting more organized, working out more, and eating healthier. However, few pet owners ever consider making pet-focused New Year’s resolutions. If you are a pet owner, you need to know that New Year’s resolutions can benefit your pet as well.
Just like humans, our animals need to have regular check-ups with a veterinarian to assess their health and wellbeing and ensure the early detection of disease. This is particularly important as our pets get older. This is because animals are more prone to developing health problems as they get older; and their body and bodily systems no longer function quite as well as they once did. In fact, age-related changes happen much more quickly in animals than we might expect – some animals are considered a ‘senior’ at around 6 or 7 years old.
When you first bring your new puppy or kitten home, you will primarily be focused on helping them get settled into their new environment and your family. However, there are several things that you will need to make a priority in the days and weeks after their arrival. One of those should be arranging a puppy or kitten wellness exam.
Vaccinations remain the single most effective preventative measure that we have for keeping our animals healthy. Unfortunately, there are many infectious viruses and diseases which have the ability to make our pets extremely sick, and in some cases, they can even prove fatal.