Most people are aware (and wary) of chlamydia, but it's probably not something that you think can affect your pets. Chlamydia psittaci is an infection that can be deadly to birds, both wild and domesticated. Known as psittacosis when it infects birds, it can spread from an infection source (such as the droppings of an infected bird) to the lungs of a healthy bird, where it produces flu-like symptoms which can quickly overwhelm the bird.
If you're confused about whether or not your dog needs vaccines and how often they should be vaccinated, you're just one among many pet owners. The result of not knowing or following a vaccination schedule is that you could unknowingly expose your furry friend (and his/her furry friends) to dangerous, even fatal, illnesses. On the flip side, over-vaccination has its risks apart from being an unnecessary expense. This article highlights three important things all dog owners should know when dealing with vaccinations at their next pet consultation.