August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month. When you think of “immunizations” and August – you may not usually think – “back-to-school-shots”. However, we want to remind you to not forget the other “kids” in your family.

Immunizations, or “vaccines” for your cat and dog are an important part of their yearly visit to the veterinarian. Receiving a vaccine triggers an immune response in the body, which will help it fight off that viral infection in the future. So when your fur-baby receives their annual immunizations for a virus that causes disease- like kennel cough, distemper, or parvovirus, it’s a “refresh” for the immune system to remember how to make the antibodies that fight these diseases when or if they become exposed.

So even if your pet has no travel plans and doesn’t leave the backyard right now, that doesn’t mean they won’t ever leave the house in future. You want to keep those vaccines updated so that your pet’s body has an adequate titer level to fight a FUTURE infection. If your loved one isn’t current on their vaccines – call us or click the link below to schedule an appointment!

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