The Importance of Vaccinating Your Pet

Vaccines are a critical part of pet ownership as they ensure not only the safety of your own pet, but they also prevent your pet from spreading infectious diseases to other animals. There are a number of vaccinations that are essential to keeping your pet healthy and they vary between species, so we’ve created a list to help keep you informed and up to date. 

A few things to keep in mind: 

  • Prevention is much more cost effective than treatment, so vaccines are a smart financial choice for pet owners. 
  • Just because your puppy or kitten was vaccinated when they were young does not mean they are vaccinated for their lifetime. Certain vaccinations require additional boosters and the rabies vaccine needs to be updated annually, so you want to make sure that your pet remains protected throughout their life.
  • Vaccines are essential for both indoor and outdoor pets. It is a common misconception that indoor animals do not need vaccines, but even the most obedient indoor pets can end up loose outside accidentally. 

Please reference the below infographic to see what vaccinations apply to your pet. For more information on each vaccine and what it protects against, click here.