Why Vaccination is Important?
Every year many dogs of all ages become seriously ill or die from infectious diseases which could have been prevented through vaccination.
Vaccines are routinely used for:
- Canine Distemper
- Infectious Canine Hepatitis
- Kennel Cough
This is because the micro-organisms that cause these diseases are widespread.
All unvaccinated dogs are at risk since there is no specific treatment for viral diseases.
How Vaccines Work
Vaccines stimulate the body’s defence system to produce protective antibodies and cells in the blood. These protect against specific diseases. This protection is called immunity. Unfortunately, this does not last for life and booster vaccinations are required to maintain the immunity produced by the initial course of vaccinations.