Vaccines are biological agents administered to a healthy animal in order to give that animal immunity against a specific disease or condition. Vaccinations generally contain minute doses of de-activated microorganisms that in their live state, could potentially cause illness or disease. Introducing a minute amount of the de-activated agent of a vaccinatable disease causes the body to recognize it as an invasive agent without being exposed to the risk of the live form of the infection or organism. This triggers the immune system of the dog to fight off the agent, and so, build up antibodies against it that will remain in place to fight off the live form of the micro-organism in future, should the dog becomes exposed to it.
Vaccinations are an important part of your pets’ complete health care, beginning when they’re only 6 to 8 weeks of age and continuing throughout their entire lives vaccines are an easy and inexpensive way to protect your pet from the most common but serious illnesses your pet can catch.