Vaccines Save Lives

 Every year, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association celebrates Animal Health Week during the first week of October. From September 30–October 6, 2018, the CVMA will showcase the  importance of vaccines . The spread of communicable disease has not only become an increasing concern in the human population, but within the animal community as well. It is even more relevant given the increase in international travel and importation of animals from foreign countries. Furthermore, disease-spreading parasite populations have grown and the regions in which they live have amplified. This year’s theme,  Vaccines Save Lives!  is an opportunity to remind animal owners of one of the most important components of animal health — disease prevention. We will focus on prevention through immunization and remind animal owners to discuss the best vaccination protocols for their animals based on their breed, age, overall health, risk of exposure, and region in which they reside.  A vaccinated animal is a happy, safe, and healthy animal .

Every year, the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association celebrates Animal Health Week during the first week of October. From September 30–October 6, 2018, the CVMA will showcase the importance of vaccines. The spread of communicable disease has not only become an increasing concern in the human population, but within the animal community as well. It is even more relevant given the increase in international travel and importation of animals from foreign countries. Furthermore, disease-spreading parasite populations have grown and the regions in which they live have amplified. This year’s theme, Vaccines Save Lives! is an opportunity to remind animal owners of one of the most important components of animal health — disease prevention. We will focus on prevention through immunization and remind animal owners to discuss the best vaccination protocols for their animals based on their breed, age, overall health, risk of exposure, and region in which they reside. A vaccinated animal is a happy, safe, and healthy animal.

Join us in celebrating Animal Health Week as we focus on animal vaccinations. Vaccinations have been one of the largest advancements in animal health by protecting individuals and larger populations of animals from suffering the effects of certain contagious diseases. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! To learn how vaccines can keep animals and humans healthier, visit the North Peace Veterinary Clinic on October 3rd between 4 and 8 pm for our Open House.