Small Animal Vaccines
All animals are at risk of exposure to various infectious diseases. Vaccination helps prevent these diseases. Vaccines contain killed or modified live (weakened) forms of viruses or bacteria. They stimulate production of antibodies to neutralize the virus or bacteria if your animal is later exposed.
Puppies and kittens require more frequent vaccinations. They ingest antibodies from their mothers. These maternal antibodies decline during the first four months of life and will eventually disappear. This is why they receive a series of vaccinations.