You know the importance of vaccinations and how they keep us safe and healthy. Our pets need vaccinations to prevent serious diseases, also. Learn what pet vaccines are available and why they’re important at this helpful American Veterinary Medical Association Web site.

Remember, take your pet to a veterinarian at least once a year for your animal’s health exam. During your pet’s appointment is a good time to talk with your veterinarian about what vaccines your companion animal needs.

Finally, rabies is a disease that can affect most mammals, including dogs and humans. It can be fatal. A rabies vaccination is the best way to protect the humans, dogs, and other animals from the spread of this terrible disease.

By law, all dogs in Washington County are required to be vaccinated against this deadly disease. Licenses and license renewals are issued after you have proof from your veterinarian that your dog has been vaccinated against rabies.