Many people believe that getting their pet vaccinated is a waste of money. In this blog post, we share why it’s crucial to get Fido vaccinated for the sake of his health and yours.
“Is it important to get your dog vaccinated?”
This is one of the most common questions that we’re asked on a regular basis.
Vaccines trigger an animal’s immune responses and prepares the system to fight future infections from certain disease-causing agents. They also stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies that identify and destroy disease-causing agents that enter the body.
So, in essence, they provide immunity to the animal against various diseases.
It is because of vaccinations that millions of animals worldwide have been saved from death from highly contagious and deadly diseases.
In this blog post, we will go through why it is important to get your furry friend vaccinated.
- Here are a Few Reasons Why You Should Get Your Dog Vaccinated
- Myth Vs Fact: Let’s Clear the Air Around Vaccinating Your Pooch
- Myth – Vaccinations are not safe
- Myth – Vaccines aren’t important because the diseases are statistically rare
- Myth – Booster shots are optional
- Myth – Pets may still get the illness even after being vaccinated
- Myth – Vaccinations are Just Another Way for the Vets to Make Money
- Myth - Vets recommend vaccinations to Earn Some Cash
- Myth –All animals get all the antibodies they need from their mother’s milk
- Here’s Why It’s Important to Vaccinate Your Pet
In this section of the blog post, I will go through five reasons why you should get Fido vaccinated as soon as possible.
Take a look.
- Vaccinations prevent many potentially deadly diseases.
- They help you save thousands of dollars in treatment for diseases that are easily preventable. They also protect your dog’s health and wellbeing from getting disturbed.
- Vaccinations help prevent diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people or between animals.
- They protect your pet from diseases that are prevalent in wildlife including canine distemper and rabies (that have no cure).
- In many regions, the local or state law requires a pet to be vaccinated
Now, it’s time to bust some common myths.
In this section of the blog post, we will debunk several myths that people believe to be true.
Fact – Vaccinations are developed to safeguard your pet from various life-threatening diseases. They are also manufactured under strict rules to ensure safety. However, allergic reaction to some vaccines are common, although statistically rare.
On a daily basis, thousands of household pets are vaccinated without facing any problems. So, the benefits outweigh the risks.
Fact – as a result of widespread access to vaccination, it is true that a lot of life-threatening diseases are now less common in animals.
However, as more and more pets go unvaccinated, the statistical risk of rare diseases making a return and harming the pets increases. Most diseases are spread through bacteria and viruses that remain in the environment for years---even decades.
So, the chances of the diseases making a comeback are very real.
Fact - Getting your pet regular boosters ensures that the apple of your eye is protected against serious diseases.
Depending upon the vaccine, the region that you live in, and the pet, you will be required to get a booster to ensure that your pet isn’t at risk of developing a potentially life-threatening disease.
Fact – It is possible for pets to be affected by diseases that they had been vaccinated against due to there being different strains of the disease that have the ability to mutate over time.
But, it is also true that vaccinated pets suffer from mild symptoms of the disease and have higher chances of survival.
Fact – How much a vaccine costs depends on where you live. However, the cost of treatment is much higher if you choose not to vaccinate your pet and if he gets sick. So, in monetary terms, it is more profitable for the vet if your pet gets sick.
Fact - A vet’s main priority is to ensure the health and wellbeing of your pet. There’s a lot of scientific evidence to back the importance of getting your furry friend vaccinated. Keep in mind the fact that it’s more profitable for your vet if your pet gets sick as in that case, you’d have to spend hundreds of dollars on treatment.
Vaccinations have saved countless lives and have saved pet owners a lot of money.
Fact – Young animals do get antibodies from their mother’s milk during the first few weeks. However, as the animal’s immune system begins to develop, this protection starts to fade away.
Getting your pet vaccinated saves your pet the trouble of going through an unimaginable amount of pain.
With this blog post, we aimed to share the importance of getting your furry friend vaccinated. We hope that the information helped you figure out what to do.
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