As a pet clinic in Garden Grove, we want you to understand how important it is to vaccinate your pet to protect them from contagious diseases. We invite you to visit one of our low cost mobile clinics in Garden Grove or the surrounding area to let us help you take care of your pet. Today we’re going to take a look at why, even if your pet is kept mostly indoors, it’s crucial to stay up to date on their vaccinations.

Did you know that even if you have an indoor pet, many of the contagious diseases that vaccines help prevent are actually airborne and can be easily spread to your pet through an open window? Plus, there’s always the chance that your pet slips out of the door and gets loose. Your pet is also susceptible to these contagious diseases if you ever board them in a kennel, take them to the dog park, or even simply take them to the groomer to have their nails done. These are all areas where your pet is exposed to harmful diseases and this is why it’s important that you keep their vaccinations up to date.

If you have a dog, the essential vaccinations that you should always keep up to date are:

  • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus): This one vaccine helps protect against these four diseases.
  • Rabies: This is a fatal virus not only to your dog but to all mammals – including humans! Most states require that your dog is vaccinated against rabies.