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The importance of staying up-to-date with Pet Vaccinations

The importance of staying up-to-date with Pet Vaccinations

As a baby, you would have received several vaccines. And even now, as an adult, you may still be required to take some. Vaccinations help boost your immunity to fight off disease-causing organisms.

How vaccines work in humans is no different from pets. Vaccinations are a fundamental part of your pet’s overall health, regardless of age or breed. At All Creatures Care Cottage Veterinary Hospital in Costa Mesa, California, we offer numerous pet vaccines to ensure your furry friend lives a healthy, happy life for years to come.

Pet vaccination basics

When vaccines are introduced into your pet’s body, they boost the immune system, bolstering the ability to fight off disease. Similarly, the production of antibodies increases, enabling your pet’s defense mechanism to identify and fight off “invaders.” Vaccines also reduce the severity of symptoms should infections be contracted in the future. 

There are core and non-core vaccines. Core vaccines are mandatory, regardless of the environment and lifestyle of your pet. Examples include rabies, distemper, and parvovirus. On the other hand, non-core vaccines are administered depending on your pet’s environment and lifestyle.

Pet shot schedule

For puppies and kittens, vaccinations are supercritical because their immune system isn’t very robust at such a young age. The vaccine schedule for these young ones is usually three or four weeks apart. As your pet grows, the frequency of vaccinations reduces, but this depends on your pet’s overall immunity, environmental risk, and how long the vaccines remain in effect.

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Importance of pet vaccinations

Want to skip that upcoming pet vaccination appointment? That’s not a good idea. Staying up to date with vaccinations yields the below benefits:

  • Vaccines protect your pet’s overall health
  • They protect your family and society against zoonotic diseases like rabies
  • Vaccines protect your pets from severe diseases that would be costly to treat, safeguarding your finances

Pet vaccinations near me in Costa Mesa, CA

Pet vaccinations aren’t something you should keep postponing — protect your pet, family, and society at large by vaccinating your pets today! If you are in Costa Mesa, CA, and its environs, please dial (949) 430-7576 to book an appointment with All Creatures Care Cottage Veterinary Hospital. We have a robust vaccination plan that ensures your pet’s health at every stage of their life.

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Dr. Rand Spongberg, BSc, BVMS

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A graduate from the University of California, Irvine, and Murdoch University, Dr. Rand Spongberg brings with him a plethora of skills and expertise. He is a very well established veterinarian who has a passion for animal welfare and is a firm believer in taking care of both the pet and its owner.

Dr. Spongberg prioritizes his relationships with the owners of the pets that are brought to him for help as maintaining a bond of trust and respect allows for him to better diagnose, treat and help the animals that come to him. Quality of work has always been a part of his repertoire and giving animals the best possible care whilst under his control is something Dr. Spongberg is happy to be responsible for.

In addition to being a service oriented person with a genuine compassion for animals, Dr. Spongberg maintains active memberships at the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association and is the proud new owner of All Creatures Care Cottage Veterinary Hospital.