|Updated: 4/17/2007 12:08 pm
||Published: 4/17/2007 12:08 pm
When you receive a new pet, it is important to have it checked by a veterinarian as soon as possible. This is especially true for puppies and kittens who need to be started on a series of vaccinations within the first two months of life. Vaccinations for pets are similar to those received by humans in that they help protect animals against certain types of disease. Both cats and dogs usually receive vaccinations for distemper, respiratory, and intestinal viruses. In addition, almost all cities require by law that your pet be vaccinated against rabies, a highly fatal and infectious disease which attacks the nervous system. Pets require vaccinations at different stages of their lives to help keep them healthy and protected. For more information on vaccinations, contact your veterinarian.