Even if your pet lives a relatively tame life, regular vaccinations are an important part of protecting them against debilitating and sometimes fatal illness.  Some diseases that pets can carry are even zoonotic, or transmissible to people.

Pets can be exposed to disease at the grooming salon, boarding kennel, through your window screens, even by a stowaway animal in the house such as a bat, mouse, or raccoon.  Even the most well behaved animal can slip out the door or be involved in a natural disaster during which their normal risk status can change.

Talk with your veterinarian about which vaccines are recommended for your individual pet.