Vaccines contain trace amounts of modified or “killed” viruses, bacteria, or other pathogens. They stimulate your pet’s immune system to produce disease-fighting cells and proteins – or antibodies – to protect against such diseases. Vaccinations are an important part of good preventive health care for dogs and cats. Vaccines provide cost-effective protection against infectious and contagious diseases for both pets and humans when administered by your veterinarian. During your pet’s wellness exam, we will make vaccine recommendations based on their age, species, and breed.