As a dog owner, you hear a lot about vaccinations and how your four-legged friend has to have them. But what are vaccinations? And what vaccinations should your dog have?
According the 2013 American Association of Feline Practitioners Feline Vaccination Advisory Panel, vaccines for cats can be divided into those that are essential (core) vaccines and those that are noncore but may be recommended based on risk of exposure.
An annual examination is an important part of total care for your pet. Your pet ages at a much faster rate than the average human. So, a year in a dog’s or a cat’s life is equivalent to about 3-8 years in a human life, depending on the breed.
Let’s face it–going to the veterinarian to receive vaccinations not always fun. Your pet doesn’t like the injection and will squirm, the technician may not be able to properly assist in keeping your pet still, you have to come back for another dose in a few weeks, and it might not be effective for several weeks.