Vaccinations are the most important part of your pet’s yearly preventive care routine. By powering your pet’s immune system and revving up the body’s production of antibodies, vaccines help your dog or cat easily fight off many of the deadly diseases and infections that come their way.
At Hawthorne Animal Hospital, yearly vaccines are available to any patient, but they are also built into our Wellness Membership Program. While the shots pets receive at our veterinary clinic in Glen Carbon or Troy vary depending on their age, regular vaccines include:
One of the big reasons many pet owners give for not getting their pets vaccinated is that they keep them inside most of the time. But the moment your dog goes outside to use the bathroom on a rainy day or your cat needs to go in for boarding while you’re out of town, their risk of infection skyrockets. Just as scary, they can infect other pets—and even the people in your home!
For instance, if your dog goes on a walk and takes a sip from a standing puddle, they can be in danger of contracting leptospirosis, a life-threatening gastrointestinal disease. In turn, if they have an accident in the home and you come in contact with their urine, you’re now at risk of getting sick.
Pet vaccines are critical for a number of other reasons:
To schedule your pet’s vaccinations at either our Glen Carbon or Troy location, contact us today at 618-288-3971.