If your pet resides solely in the safety of the bubble of your home, it is not a stretch to question how necessary vaccinations truly are. After all, why would you need to protect your pet if they are never exposed to anything?
Read on as Fairview Veterinary Hospital breaks down the age-old question as to whether vaccinations for indoor pets are really necessary.
In Short, Yes
As trusted medical professionals, we know that most of our clients trust us when we say that vaccinations for indoor pets are necessary. It doesn’t hurt to know why, though! There are some very good reasons that indoor pets need protection, too.
At Fairview Veterinary Hospital, few things make us more sad than a sick puppy…the only exception being a sick puppy who we could have protected from getting sick in the first place. Canine parvovirus is nothing to take lightly, but dog owners who take the time to learn a little bit about it can do a lot to protect their pet.
Understanding Canine Parvovirus
Parvovirus is a type of virus that can infect many different species. Human parvovirus commonly results in Fifth disease, feline parvovirus results in panleukopenia, and canine parvovirus results in a serious gastrointestinal infection commonly just called parvo.
Thankfully human parvovirus does not make dogs sick, and vice versa. This doesn’t mean that parvo is something to ignore.