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Posted on 09-12-2017
At Valley Animal Hospital, our Clifton veterinarians want you to realize just how important keeping your pet up-to-date on vaccinations can be. If you're not sure if your pet is up-to-date or if you know your pet is in need of certain vaccinations, now is the time to schedule an appointment with us. We proudly serve not just Clifton, but Essex, Passaic, Morris, Bergen, Hudson, and Union.
Why are updated vaccinations so important, especially when it comes to rabies? For starters, rabies is a disease that can affect not just your pets, but that can be spread to humans as well. Therefore, by having your pet vaccinated against rabies, you are doing your part to protect your loved ones and the surrounding communities.
Furthermore, many businesses will require your pet to have proof of up-to-date vaccinations in order to serve you. This remains true whether you want to board your pet while you're away on vacation or would like to bring your pet in for a grooming appointment. Many dog parks in New Jersey will also require proof of up-to-date vaccinations for the safety of other animals and staff.
So, what vaccine does your pet need and how often should vaccines be administered? It depends on the pet and vaccination history. For example, some rabies vaccines are good for up to three years, whereas others are only good for a year. Other vaccines, such as distemper vaccines, panleukopenia, and bordetella, may also be required. If you're not sure which vaccines your pet needs, simply bring in your most recent vet records for your pet's appointment and we'll be happy to help.
If you believe your pet has been bitten by a rabid animal, immediately report the incident to your local health department. If your pet tests positive for rabies, you will either have to euthanize your pet or you will have to place your pet in strict isolation for 6 months. Rabies is a very series disease that can be easily avoided by keeping vaccinations current.
Keeping your pet vaccinated is so important, and our Montclair vets are here to help make this easy. Are you looking for veterinarians you can trust? Look no further than Valley Animal Hospital; give us a call at (973) 509-5225 today!
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