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The Importance of Pet Vaccines

If you own a pet, you know the value of preventative care. You may be able to save your pet's life when you spot problems early. This applies to vaccines as well. When your pet is vaccinated, it can avoid some of the deadliest diseases that affect cats and dogs. Our team at Sheehy Animal Hospital in Livonia offers quality veterinary care that you can count on. Let's take a look at some of the benefits that come with having your furry friend properly vaccinated.

Vaccines Protect Against Preventable Diseases

The diseases prevented by vaccines are those that are considered the most deadly, like rabies and parvovirus. These diseases are easily preventable, thanks to pet vaccines. You don't have to worry about your pet's exposure to other illnesses when you keep your pet on a regular vaccination schedule.

Vaccines Are Often Required By Law

In some regions, pet owners are required to give their pets certain vaccines. The rabies vaccine is the one most commonly required by city and state laws. If your pet is found not to be properly vaccinated, you could be issued a ticket by the city.

Vaccines Help Young Pets Survive

Young pets do not have the same immunities as older animals. Veterinarians often recommend more vaccines for kittens and puppies than for adult dogs and cats. We may recommend that you bring your pet in for a series of vaccinations for your young pet, whereas in the following years, your pet may only need to come in once per year for vaccinations.

Get Your Cat or Dog Vaccinated in Livonia, MI

Our veterinarians at Sheehy Animal Hospital perform wellness exams and pet vaccinations to ensure a happy and healthy life for your furry friend. Vaccinations have saved countless animal lives over the past decades, and they should be an important part of your pet's health care. Call our team today at (248) 615-7670 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sheehy, Dr. Ellens, or Dr. Davis.

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  • "I love this veterinary clinic. Dr. Sheehy and staff are all friendly and seem to take pride in their jobs. I enjoy taking my three rats there and would recommend them to everyone I know."
    Cheyenne H / Livonia, MI

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