Pet Vaccinations in Arnold
Vaccines are just as essential for pets as they are for humans. They are safe and effective and offer protection against serious viruses and diseases—some of which can be fatal. Just like human vaccinations, pet vaccinations expose your pet to a replica of the real disease using antigens, which then stimulate the body’s immune system to create antibodies. As a result, if your pet is ever exposed to the real disease, his immune system is already equipped to fight it.
Arnold Veterinary Hospital offers vaccines for rabies, distemper, feline leukemia, Lyme disease, and many other conditions, making them an important component of your companion’s preventive health care. Advances in veterinary immunology have made common diseases preventable, and improvements are continuously being made to aid against other diseases as well.
Another important aspect of disease prevention for your pet is parasite control. This preventive measure, along with vaccinations and annual wellness exams, can ensure your pet’s safety and health from common ailments. There are several parasitic diseases that threaten the health of companion animals, and some of these diseases can be transferred to humans (zoonotic diseases). For example, roundworms are commonly transmitted to humans through pet feces and poor personal hygiene, and fleas can infest your entire home. We can work with you to develop a year-round parasite control program to keep these pests from harming you and your pet.
Since parasites can infect your four-legged friend at any time of the year, it’s important to consider your environment as well. External parasites (fleas and ticks) may be less prevalent outside during the winter, but they can live inside your home where it’s warm. We can examine possible exposure points, your pet’s activities, and your house and yard so we can control fleas and ticks more effectively. Internal parasites (heartworms, roundworms, and hookworms) can affect your pet all year, so it is important to consult with us so you know the signs and symptoms.
With our year-round preventive parasite program, Arnold Veterinary Hospital can keep everyone in your household safe. Give us a call if your pet’s vaccinations need to be updated.