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National Immunization Awareness Month: Why it’s important to stay up on your shots!

Just like with humans, it’s important to keep your pets up to date on their vaccines! August marks the start of National Immunization Awareness Month for pets, which seeks to promote the importance of pet vaccinations. Immunizations for your pets are important because they prevent diseases from spreading to other pets or humans; protect your pet from certain illnesses; and save money on otherwise costly treatments.    One of the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County’s goals is to promote human wellness through animal companionship, and we’re committed to educating pet owners about the importance of vaccines, as well as making immunizations accessible to everyone. Below, we offer helpful tips you can keep in mind to make sure your pet stays safe and healthy.   Conduct the research. Just like humans need different vaccinations based on age, lifestyle or where they live – so do pets! It’s important to research what vaccines may be beneficial to your pet’s health, in addition to their annual core vaccines. Pets may need different vaccines depending on their level of travel; how often... Read More

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