Posts and tweets about the importance of vaccinations

Posts and tweets about the importance of vaccinations

In an era of parents sensitive to the issue of children's vaccines, these tweets and Facebook posts can explain the importance of pet vaccinations to veterinary clients.
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Jul 01, 2014
By dvm360.com staff

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As your #pets get older, it's even more important to stay on top of regular vaccinations, as immunity can decline with age. #pethealth

Did you know? Even though most cases of rabies are found in wild animals, the majority of Americans who receive post-exposure preventive shots are exposed due to close contact with a domestic animal, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

 


The benefits of vaccinating your #pet against harmful diseases greatly outweigh any risk of side effects, which are often mild. #petcare

Even if your pet stays mostly indoors, many contagious diseases are airborne and could even travel through an open window, says the American Humane Association—so regular vaccinations are crucial regardless of whether your pet goes outside.

 


Many contagious diseases are airborne and can make their way into your home. Indoor or outdoor, get your #pet vaccinated! #petcare

If your dog frequents the park, day care or kennel, there's a much higher risk of contracting kennel cough and other contagious diseases. Keep your pets up to date on their vaccinations!


Fact: If your #pet gets a wild animal bite and hasn't received a rabies vaccine, it may need to be euthanized. #pethealth #petcare  

Disease immunity inherited by puppies and kittens thanks to their mothers' antibodies typically wears off at around 8 weeks of age. Since young animals' immune systems are still fragile at that stage, it's better to vaccinate your pet sooner rather than later.


Disease immunity inherited by puppies and kittens thanks to their mothers' antibodies typically wears off around 8 weeks of age. #pethealth

More than ¾ of all respiratory infections in cats are caused by feline rhinotracheitis or calicivirus. These can cause cold-like clinical signs, pneumonia or other severe signs and are easily transmitted among cats through secretions. The good news: they can be prevented with regular vaccinations.

 


If your dog frequents kennels, parks or day cares, kennel cough is a danger. Vaccinate today. #petcare

Adverse reactions to pet vaccinations are uncommon and usually mild and short-term. Reduced appetite, fever and swelling at the injection site are possible but unlikely. Protecting your pet and family from potentially fatal diseases makes vaccinating worth the slight risk.

 


Preventing a severe illness with regular #pet vaccinations is less expensive than treating one. #pethealth

Fact: If your pet is bitten by a wild animal and isn’t current with a rabies vaccine, it may need to be euthanized. Keep this heart-wrenching situation hypothetical and vaccinate your pet today.

 


Opting out of veterinary vaccinations not only puts your #pets at risk for disease, but also your family and community. #petcare

Distemper is a serious and contagious viral illness with no known cure, usually causing high fever, coughing, vomiting and diarrhea, among other clinical signs, in both dogs and cats—but this can easily be avoided by staying on top of your pet's vaccinations.

 

CDC: Though most rabies cases are in wild animals, many humans are exposed through close contact with #pets.

If you brought in your kitten or puppy for its first vaccinations—that's great! You're on the right path to fantastic pet health and many years with your furry friend. But don't forget to come back for boosters—otherwise, your pet won't be fully protected from disease, which is especially dangerous for vulnerable young immune systems.