Vaccination is a crucial part of pet care and keeping your pet healthy, but not many people understand how it works. At All Creatures Animal Hospital, we have provided residents of Granbury, TX, with pet vaccination services for many years.

How Vaccinations Work

Vaccination works by introducing a severely weakened or dead version of a virus into a body. This prompts the body to develop antibodies to the virus, ensuring that if your pet ever encounters a live version of the virus, he/she will be more likely to fight off the virus. Essentially, this significantly reduces the chance of your pet becoming seriously ill from a virus.

Some diseases can be vaccinated against, while others will require other types of preventative medicine. Parvo, leptospirosis, distemper, and rabies, for example, can be vaccinated against. These antigens are commonly found in nature. Vaccines administered by a veterinarian are necessary to decrease your pet’s chances of getting sick.

Additional Treatments 

Heartworm disease is a condition that is caused by a parasitic worm transmitted by mosquitos. While it cannot be vaccinated against, your pet can take medication to help prevent infestation with this parasite. Lyme disease is caused by bacteria that is spread through ticks. While it can be difficult to treat in some cases, you can decrease the chance of your pet becoming sick by keeping your dog or cat on flea and tick prevention and or vaccinating your dog against Lyme disease.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Veterinarian in Granbury, TX

If you live in the Granbury, TX area and your pet needs to get his or her annual vaccinations, the veterinary professionals at All Creatures Animal Hospital are ready to assist you. Call us today at (817) 326-6262 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.