August Is National Immunization Awareness Month: Vaccinate Your Pets

A small grey terrier receives a vaccination from a veterinarian.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month! Immunizations are not just for people. Your pets are at risk of contracting deadly diseases like distemper and feline leukemia (FeLV). If you haven’t seen us for regular wellness checkups, your pets may be overdue for life-saving vaccinations.

What Vaccinations Are Most Important?

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In a Pet Emergency, Surfside Animal Hospital is Always Here For You

Veterinarians examine a dog during a pet emergency in Oceanside.

Pet ownership, like other close relationships, has its share of ups and downs. The highest moments might include their unbridled joy when we return home from work, or their close companionship during movie night. Alternatively, a low moment may involve a sudden injury or illness that threatens their well-being. As most pet owners can attest, it’s not “if” a pet will face a life-threatening experience, it’s “when.” Preventing a pet emergency is critical, but it’s equally important to know the signs and seek help immediately.

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Ahead of the Game: Prioritizing Pet Wellness

Black and white dog looking at camera.

One of life’s most important lessons is: it’s always better to have something and not need it, than the other way around. This approach can definitely be applied to pet ownership. Having all of your pet’s bases covered means that you don’t have to worry about things slipping through the cracks. Regular pet wellness exams are a critical part of the puzzle—and are a terrific place to start.

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