Did you know that your pet needs vaccines? Just like humans, your pet needs to get his shots to stay safe from disease. If you’re a first-time pet owner, you might not know what is involved in your pet’s vaccines. At Brandywine Veterinary Hospital, we are here for the pets of Chadds Ford, Greenville, and the surrounding communities.
What Are Pet Vaccines?
Pet vaccines are injections that help your pet’s body build a defense against some of the more dangerous diseases that he could encounter. Just like human vaccines, pet vaccines are designed to stimulate the immune system and get it used to fighting certain diseases. They are most commonly given as injections and may contain weakened or dead viral matter. Regardless of what is in them, the goal is to build the antibodies that your pet’s body needs to fight off specific diseases.
How To Get Pet Vaccines
Your veterinarian will provide your pet with the vaccines he needs. In fact, vaccines are an important part of your pet’s annual wellness exams. This is part of why it is so important to bring your pet to the veterinarian’s office every year. If you miss appointments, not only do you risk missing health problems for your pet, but you miss key vaccinations as well. This leaves your pet vulnerable to serious diseases that he could otherwise avoid.
How to Know Which Vaccines Your Pet Needs
Your veterinarian will be able to tell you exactly which vaccines your pet needs. We also know the schedule that will provide the most protection for your pet. Vaccinations depend on multiple factors. Not only do different species need different vaccines, but the lifestyle of each specific animal will also determine which vaccines are necessary.
Outdoor animals often need more vaccines than indoor pets. Your veterinarian will perform a full examination and ask questions about your pet’s lifestyle. This will help us determine the best vaccination plan for your pet.
Contact Our Veterinarians at Brandywine Veterinary Hospital
Pet vaccines are an essential part of keeping your pet safe and healthy. Without maintaining a proper vaccination schedule for your furry friend, your pet could be vulnerable to a variety of diseases. Call our Chadds Ford office today at (610) 459-0500 or our Greenville office at (302) 476-8779. You can also reach us through our website by using our online contact form.