Frequently Asked Questions About Vaccines from Stanton Pet Hospital
At Stanton Pet Hospital, we are here to place the pets of the local area first. As a veterinary practice, it is our job to make sure that every pet has access to the healthcare that he or she deserves. One of the most common roles that we play involves vaccines. We understand that vaccines have been the news a lot recently; however, trust us when we say that vaccines are safe. At the same time, there are a few common questions that people have when they come to see us in our office. We have taken the time to put together some helpful answers.
Are Vaccines Safe?
Yes. As we mentioned above, vaccines are very safe. There is only debate about vaccines in the news, not in the healthcare field. There is always a small chance that a pet might suffer an allergic reaction. That is why we watch all our pets closely to make sure they do not have a reaction. If there is a reaction, we will treat it appropriately. Your pet is in good hands.
Do Vaccines Work?
Yes. Vaccines work. Furthermore, vaccines are the reason why smallpox does not exist anymore. Vaccines prevent your pet from contracting dangerous diseases. Furthermore, when your pet has its vaccinations performed properly, your pet also protects other pets and people from contracting that disease. Pet owners have a responsibility to get their pets vaccinated.
How Do Vaccines Work?
Vaccines work by exposing pets to elements of a bacteria or virus, such as proteins, without exposing the pet to the actual infection. This allows the pet to develop antibodies against the illness without seeing the illness in its actual form. If that pet sees that bacterial or viral infection later, it already has antibodies against the disease. This allows the pet to fight off the illness without ever showing any symptoms. In this manner, vaccines save lives. Therefore, it is critical for pets to get their vaccines on time as recommended by a trained local vet.
Call Stanton Pet Hospital Today to Make an Appointment
At Stanton Pet Hospital, we are here to serve the local area. Every member of our team has worked hard to make sure that he or she has the training necessary to provide high-level veterinary care to every patient who comes to see us. We would be happy to take care of your pet as well. If you are looking for a doctor in the local area to help your pet, call us today to make an appointment. We would be honored to take care of your veterinary needs!