Tag: vaccination

Samantha O’Boyle, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist What are vaccines? Why are they necessary? While in utero a small number of antibodies are passed across the placenta to the puppies/kittens then after birth a larger quantity of those antibodies are then passed via the colostrum that is ingested. Colostrum is the first milk that is produced…

In honor of Nation Immunization Awareness Month, we want to encourage you to discuss vaccinations with your veterinarian. We have heard about a reemergence of distemper due to pets not being vaccinated, and rabies is always a concern.  Not sure exactly what these diseases are? Read more: Distemper: Canine distemper is a contagious and serious…

By Sharon Billings, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline Perhaps you’ve wondered why your local government requires you to provide proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination when licensing your pet.  Or maybe you’ve wondered why your veterinarian always has this item at the top of the to-do list when your pet visits the…