WHAT TODAY'S PET OWNERS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VACCINATIONS
By Alfred J. Plechner, D.V.M.
New vaccine programs have been developing
daily, depending on where you go to get vaccinations for your dog or cat.
You can find the latest recommendations
on vaccine programs by going to the American Animal Hospital Association website
They have proven that vaccines in both
dogs and cats will last for a minimum, if not longer, than 3 years after the
initial puppy and kitten vaccines were administered.
However it is necessary to check the
protective antibody levels to make sure your pet is protected no matter what the
If you decide the cost of the protective
antibody test is too much then it is OK to vaccinate your pet yearly to make
sure your pet is protected.
It is most important to realize that the
vaccine manufacturers recommend a full cc of vaccine to all patients, whether
they are very large or very small. To avoid a horrible allergic reaction, do not
allow this to be done. Definitely check with your veterinarian to determine safe
levels for your pet.
If you have any questions, Please ask the
people at Healthy Pet Network.
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