The importance of vaccinating cats and dogs

The importance of vaccinating cats and dogs

We all know that only vaccination effectively prevents major infectious diseases of pet For this it is necessary to vaccinate this one throughout his life regardless of age and even if it does not have access to the outside as is the case for some cats.

In practice, vaccination is carried out against the main infectious and contagious diseases.

In dogs, leptospirosis may be mentioned which can seriously affect the liver or kidney or parvovirus that causes hemorrhagic diarrhea.

In cats, we can mention typhus, coryza, and leucosis, which are also very serious and contagious diseases.

Vaccination must be performed by a veterinarian who prepares his vaccination protocol depending on the risk to which your animal is exposed.

Vaccination is carried out from the two months of your animal or as soon as possible after its adoption. The first vaccines always require several injections every few weeks The first reminder is done at the age of one-year Regular reminders are then practiced throughout the life of your cat or dog.

Each vaccination is done as part of a consultation which is an opportunity to make a complete point on the health of your pet and exchange about it with your veterinarian.

The vaccine is composed of extracts from the causative agent of the disease, once injected, will stimulate its immune system and strengthen its natural defenses to effectively fight the disease.

Indeed, these will then be able to neutralize the infectious agent if it penetrates into the body of your animal. In some cases, adverse reactions moderate and transient, such as fever, fatigue, local reaction at the injection site can occur. They are generally not serious, moderate and transient. But these inconveniences associated with vaccination are much lower than the benefits brought by it.

Finally, vaccination provides both individual and collective protection. On the one hand, the vaccinated animal is effectively protected against the disease. On the other hand, the larger the number of vaccinated animals, the rarer the disease becomes because it is less likely to spread. Vaccination will thus contribute to improving animal health in general, but it will also improve human health by protecting people at large.

Thanks to vaccination some diseases have become rarer, it is not necessary to stop vaccinating your pet because in this case, these diseases could again develop.

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