Vaccines provide immunity against diseases or lessen the severity of diseases that your cat or dog will be exposed to.

Experts agree that the widespread use of vaccinations within the last century has prevented death and disease in millions of animals and people. Vaccinations protect your pet from highly contagious and deadly diseases and improve your pet’s overall quality of life.

4 reasons to vaccinate your pet

1. Vaccinations prevent many pet illnesses or death.

2. Vaccinations can help avoid costly treatments for diseases that can be prevented.

3. Vaccinations prevent diseases that can be passed between animals and also from animals to people.

4. In many areas, local and national laws require certain vaccinations of household pets.

Do vaccinations ensure protection?

For most pets, vaccination is effective in preventing future disease or decreasing the severity of those diseases. It is important to follow the vaccination schedule provided by your veterinarian to reduce the possibility of a gap in protection.  This is especially true when your pet is young and is getting several vaccines to build their immunity.

At Island Vet Hospital, we follow the vaccine guidelines from the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) and the AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners).

Choose the link below to learn more about our common vaccines and what diseases they protect your cat and dog from.