Vaccines Can Prevent Parasites from Infecting Your Pet: Musgrove Veterinary Services, LLC
Those who open their home to a pet have a major responsibility to provide for that pet. This means making sure that your pet makes regular trips to the vet's office. At Musgrove Veterinary Services, LLC, we are here to make sure that your pet has the healthcare that he deserves. We will make sure that your pet is growing and developing appropriately. We are here to serve the Tahlequah area and one of the services that we provide is vaccinations.
Why Are Vaccines Important?
One of the most important services that our clinic at Musgrove Veterinary Services, LLC provides is vaccines. Vaccines are important because they protect your pet against diseases that would otherwise cause serious infections. In addition to protecting your pet against infections, these vaccines also protect pets and people against disease through something called herd immunity. The idea behind herd immunity is that if enough people and pets in society are vaccinated, then the infection has nowhere to spread. In this manner, pets and people who might not be able to get vaccines depend on everyone else to get their shots. Pets follow a vaccine schedule early in life. Some of these vaccines can protect against parasites.
How Can Vaccines Prevent Parasites?
Vaccines can protect pets against dangerous parasites such as worms. The most common parasite that pet owners hear about is heartworms.
Vaccines can protect pets against parasites by providing them with antibodies that will fight against these parasites. When pets receive a vaccine, they are provided with proteins that are representative of a potentially serious infection. However, these proteins cannot make a pet sick. Then, the pet goes on to develop antibodies against those proteins. If a vaccinated pet goes on to see this infection for real in the future, they already have the antibodies to fight this disease. This is why all vets urge pet owners to make sure their pet is vaccinated.
Contact Musgrove Veterinary Services, LLC Today to Make an Appointment
At Musgrove Veterinary Services, LLC, we are here to ensure that the pets of the Tahlequah area have access to a veterinarian who will place their needs first. A vet from our team will ensure that your pet is growing and developing appropriately. This means making sure that your pet is protected against dangerous infections. If you would like to learn more about how our veterinary services can help your pet, please give us a call today to make an appointment with our team!