Vaccines help keep your pets safe by protecting them from illness. It is a simple way to take care of your pets and help them live a long and healthy life. Many diseases can harm your pets and there are vaccines for most of them. Vaccines may pose some risks and often pet owners have concerns about vaccinating their pets. It is best to talk to your vet about the needs of your pet. Age, medical history, and lifestyle all play a role when determining if your pet needs a certain vaccine. Contact MVS Pet Care in Pittsburgh today to talk about your pet's vaccination needs.
Why Do Animals Need Vaccinations?
Vaccines help pets build up their immune system to fight a specific disease. The vaccine contains an antigen, which is similar to the organisms that cause the disease, but it does not cause the disease when given to your pet. These antigens stimulate the immune system so that if your pet is ever exposed to the disease in the future, it can fight it.
What Happens If An Animal Is Not Vaccinated?
Even though there is a small chance your pet may react to a vaccine, it is better to have the animal vaccinated. Many diseases are fatal to pets, especially if the animal is young. Many diseases are fatal to pets, such as Parvovirus and Hepatitis. Other diseases, such as distemper and respiratory infections can cause terrible symptoms for your pet and may be life-threatening. Kennel cough is contagious among pets, causes seizures, and may be especially harmful to puppies and kittens.
Choose MVS Pet Care in Pittsburgh
Making important decisions for your pet may seem stressful, but the staff at MVS Pet Care in Pittsburgh is here to help you with all your pet's needs. We understand that every pet is unique and has individual needs. We tailor our veterinary care to be specific to each pet. We offer a premier at home veterinarian that understands your pet is most comfortable in its own home. Our mobile vet comes to you and your pet to provide compassionate care for your pet at every stage of his or her life. Call us today at (866) 838-2738 to schedule an appointment.