Why You Should Vaccinate Your Pet

Pet Vaccinations in Gresham and Troutdale

Our Troutdale veterinarian offers dog and cat vaccinations to keep your pet healthy. Yet we understand that sometimes our pet parents have questions about the vaccinations or wonder whether they are medically necessary. Hear what our veterinarian has to say about pet vaccinations.

Reasons to Choose Vaccination

Gresham pet parents who do not choose to vaccinate their kids may take the same approach for their animals. These pet owners feel that the vaccines are dangerous or unnecessary, and that pets will be healthy. While it may seem like a pet does not need to be vaccinated, the reality is that pets who leave the house (even just to come to our office) do need to be vaccinated.

Pets can carry diseases including distemper, kennel cough, and canine and feline parvovirus, which easily spread from pet to pet. All it takes is one trip to the vet, dog park, pet store, or walk around the neighborhood for a sick pet to spread their disease to others. If three of your neighbors choose not to vaccinate their pets, there could become an epidemic in your neighborhood of pet diseases that were formerly controlled.

Our veterinarian advocates for pet vaccination. Our staff have seen first-hand the suffering and pain of animals who died due to these diseases. We would prefer your pets not join their numbers. It is for the greater good of your pet that you vaccinate. Even if your pet does survive a dangerous disease like parvovirus, the care would not only cripple your finances but your pet would likely suffer long-term health problems.

But it’s also handy to vaccinate your pet if you want others to care for them. Pet boarding facilities, pet walkers, pet sitters, groomers, and other animal care professionals may not care for pets who have not had all their shots.

If your pet needs a vaccine, booster shot, or anything else, we are here for you. Call us today at (503) 405-1476 or complete the online appointment request form to set up a veterinary clinic appointment or discuss pet vaccination.

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