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Importance of vaccines

Why Pet Vaccines in Indianapolis are So Important

Pets play an important role in the lives of their owners. You naturally want to keep them as healthy as possible. Make certain that your pets remain current on all of their vaccinations. Why are vaccines so essential to the health of your pets? The veterinarians at Avalon Animal Clinic have gathered some reasons why vaccinations should be at the top of your list when you’re concerned about your pets.

#1. Vaccinations Prevent Disease

Diseases such as distemper, parvo, feline leukemia, and rabies have declined in recent years, mostly due to the widespread application of vaccinations. However, that doesn’t mean those diseases are not still out there. Your furry friend could still contract a disease from contact with wildlife or another unvaccinated animal. You can’t predict when such contact may occur, but you can prepare for it by having your pet vaccinated regularly.

#2. Vaccines Ensure Compliance

Indiana law requires vaccinating dogs, cats, and ferrets that are older than three months of age. As such, Indianapolis residents could be subject to fines and penalties for failing to vaccinate their pets. Also, many landlords only accept inoculated pets. In that case, staying up to date would ensure that you remain in compliance with any lease agreements.

#3. You can Avoid Legal Consequences

You could face legal consequences if an unvaccinated pet were to scratch or bite a human. For example, you could be liable for another person’s medical bills as well as their pain and suffering. You could even be forced to quarantine your animal pending a veterinary exam. In most instances, the legal consequences could wind up costing you a significant amount of money.

Quality Veterinary Care in Indianapolis

When it’s time for vaccinations, visit Avalon Animal Clinic for high-quality companion animal care. We will treat your furry friend with compassion and care just as we would if he or she was our own. Call us today at (317) 842-4618 to schedule an appointment.


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