The Importance of Vaccination

When obtaining a new pet, it is very important to have them examined by a veterinarian and started on a vaccine program to protect them against fatal infections and diseases.

Vaccines contain small quantities of altered or “killed” viruses, bacteria or other disease-causing organisms. When administered, they stimulate your pets immune system to produce disease fighting cells and proteins – or antibodies – to protect against disease.

Vaccinations cannot be 100% guaranteed, like any other treatment. But when combined with proper nutrition and acceptable sanitary living environment, vaccination is your pet’s best defense against disease. Plus, the cost of vaccinating your pet is very minimal compared to what treating a serious illness can cost you and your treasured pet in terms of both money and distress.