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Reasons to Vaccinate Your Pet in Clifton

Reasons to Vaccinate Your Pet in Clifton

Are you worried about vaccinating your pet? Let our Clifton veterinarian put your mind at ease with several reasons why you should vaccinate your pet.

cat getting a vaccination

What to Expect When You Vaccinate

If you are worried about vaccinating your pet, you may have heard stories that vaccines do more harm than good. Let us tell you, many of these stories are unfounded rumors. Vaccinations protect your pets from contracting diseases that can be fatal. Just as they do for people, vaccines trigger an autoimmune response in your pet, preparing the animal to fight an exposure in the future. 

We recommend that felines receive cat vaccinations for feline distemper, feline leukemia, and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV). Our veterinarian recommends the following dog vaccinations: Rabies, parvovirus, adenovirus, eptospirosis, and parainfluenza. Some vaccines, such as that for kennel cough (bordetella), are optional. Unless you anticipate boarding or grooming your pet, you may not need to have the kennel cough vaccine administered. 

Some short-term reactions are common when you vaccinate your pet. When we administer dog or cat vaccinations, we will advise you of any side effects to look out for so you are prepared. 

If you have any questions about what these diseases are, or why your pet should be vaccinated, we would be more than happy to talk with you more. 

Why Our Clifton Veterinarian Should Vaccinate Your Pet

Your pet may be exposed to diseases at the dog park, outside, or in other locations. Since your pet could escape, even if he or she lives indoors all the time, you cannot fully protect your pet from these diseases unless you vaccinate. If you care about your pet and want to protect his or her health, then you need to vaccinate. 

Rabies is required by law in most states, including New Jersey. It is important to follow the law and vaccinate for rabies. 

Do you live in Clifton, Montclair, or Nutley? If so, then our pet vaccinations in Clifton are convenient for you. To keep your pet healthy, and reserve your appointment with our veterinarian, call us at 973-509-5225.


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