Humans need vaccinations to help prevent themselves from catching any harmful diseases, and so do animals. Vaccines will help your dog or cat fight infections by introducing the virus to their bodies. Once your pet has a little of the disease, its body will learn how to engage with it, preventing it from causing serious illness.
Helping you and your pet
A study published in Science Direct recommends that all animals get vaccinated. Providing that service for your pet not only protects your furry friend, but you as well. For example, rabies vaccinations are responsible for quelling the spread of the disease to humans whose pet got it from a wild animal.
Types of vaccines
Vaccines are a part of veterinarian biotics (VBs), which is a broader category. Beneath that umbrella, you'll find vaccines that work in numerous ways.
Noninfectious: These types of vaccines don't infect your pet to create antigens (or toxins that immunize the body). Instead, they introduce a large amount of antigens straight away.
Infectious: Infectious varieties do invade your animal's cells to essentially grow antigens. Many vets believe these are the most effective vaccines because they mimic a natural process of introduction to a disease. Fortunately, they will not cause that disease in your pet.
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