Here at Inglemoor Animal Hospital we believe that the best way to treat a disease is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Not only does preventative care protect your pet from future illness and extend their lifespan, it is also saves you the money, stress and time that a preventative disease will inflict. Your pets will need to receive periodic preventative care throughout their lives but the most crucial time to set them up for success is when they are puppies or kittens.
Veterinarians agree that young pets should be started on a vaccination program around eight weeks of age. Young pets have immature immune systems, which means they have more difficulty fighting disease than adult animals. Vaccines are the most effective method of stimulating the immune system to protect it from disease and will continue to play an important role throughout your pet’s lifetime.