Vaccinations are a relatively inexpensive but essential way to prevent many illnesses and diseases that can be life-threatening and may even be zoonotic, meaning they can be passed to humans.
It’s also important to administer vaccinations when pets are puppies and kittens because their young immune systems are still developing and need protection to stay healthy. Even pets who live primarily indoors should be vaccinated, as they can still be exposed to disease.
While any medical treatment involves some degree of risk, in the case of vaccinations the benefits far outweigh any potential side effects. Adverse reactions are rare and usually mild and short-term when they do occur. At Carnegie Hill Veterinarians, we will tailor vaccinations to your pet’s lifestyle, and not based on what’s available in the market.
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