August is National Immunization Awareness Month, created to remind people how important it is to keep their vaccinations up to date. But that advice isn’t just for humans—it’s vital for pets as well.
Vaccinating your pet is a relatively inexpensive but very important way to protect his or her health. In addition to preventing many life-threatening illnesses, vaccinations can keep your pet and family safe from diseases prevalent in wildlife and those that can be passed to humans.
At Roseway Veterinary Hospital, we customize our vaccination protocols to the needs of your pet, and we’re working hard to make it easier and less stressful for your animal companion to get this life-saving preventive care. Some of the ways we’re doing this include:
- using “ultra vaccines”, which are purified and concentrated to reduce the volume of the injection and a faster, less painful experience
- utilizing Fear Free strategies such as pheromones, blankets, treat boards and handling techniques to distract and put pets at ease
- opting for an oral bordetella vaccination that doesn’t involve an injection or irritating nasal liquids
Even if your pet lives primarily indoors, some core vaccinations are still extremely important to his or her (and your) health. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about them—just give us a call at (503) 360-9695.