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Why It's Important to Vaccinate Your Pet

Post by: Kenzie on Oct 19th 2018


Why It's Important to Vaccinate Your Pet

While it may seem difficult to believe that your perfectly healthy pet could easily get sick, animals are really no different humans when it comes to contracting dangerous diseases. With the winter seasons bringing about the threat of these illnesses it's a good time to consider immunization for your pet. Here are some reasons why vaccination is so important to your pet's health, brought to you by our pet door installation and pet health experts.

What Are Vaccines?

Vaccines are designed to provide protection and immune response against one or several types of dangerous diseases. They trigger the immune system's production of virus-fighting antibodies and can mitigate the severity of diseases. They can even help counter some diseases completely.

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How Do They Help Your Pet?

Vaccinating your pet protects them from deadly diseases. They can also prevent the need for costly disease treatments, and keep your pet from contracting a sickness from other pets they interact with. Keep in mind, though, that vaccines are preventative, not curative. Vaccinating a sick pet will do no good once the pet has already contracted an illness. Vaccinations are made for healthy pets to help fight off disease before it can be developed.

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How Often Should My Pet Be Vaccinated?

While it varies depending on the age of your pet, most vaccinations' protection gradually wears off and should be administered every few years (some require more frequency). Young pets also need a more persistent administration schedule. Consult your veterinarian to discuss what vaccination your pet needs and what schedule will work best.

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Which Vaccines Should My Pet Receive?

There are many different types of vaccinations for different circumstances, all depending on your pet. "Core" vaccines protect from multiple diseases common in a certain area, and "non-core" vaccines are made for pets with more special demands in their situations. Talk with your veterinarian to decide what kind of vaccines your pet needs most for protection in their lifestyle.

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Are There Risks?

While it's true that any type of medical procedure can have its risks, vaccinations are produced under very strict safety rules and the most common negative responses aren't serious or long lasting. But the small possibility of your pet having a reaction shouldn't justify considering not getting them vaccinated. Improvements in vaccine technology, development, and technique have made great leaps in recent years. More adverse reactions are very rare, and thousands of pets get vaccinated every day without incident. The benefit of protecting your pet from a potentially fatal disease far outweighs the risk in this case.

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Vaccines help prevent many different diseases that can be harmful-potentially even life threatening-to your pet. Without proper vaccination, they are left unprepared for potentially contracting one of these illnesses. They're an important piece of your pet's overall health.

You want to keep your pet as healthy as possible, both physically and mentally, and another way to help do that is installing a pet friendly pet door. Do you have any questions? Contact Glass Pet Doors today to discuss pet door installation. We're happy to help!

What Our Customers Say

  • Lisa Jensen
    Can't say enough good about working with Trevor at Utah Pet Access to have a dog door installed at my mother's home. Very knowledgeable and professional. Thank you!
  • Michael Riggs
    Installed a large pet door at my house. They did a great job, despite the fact that my back door's decoration made it complex. I am very satisfied. Thank you!
  • Amy Fail
    Utah Pet Access was great to work with. They were very responsive. The bid and install guys both showed up on time for their appointments. They both explained everything in detail and were very knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
  • Jake Buxton
    Easily the best in the biz! There's another rag tag outfit running around using inferior product and the finished product from Utah Pet Access is far better looking. Almost as if the door came from the factory this way! Impressed!
  • Brian Long
    UPA replaced a large, fixed arched window that is on the 3rd floor. They did encounter a problem with the thickness of the gap between the panes on the day of the install but caught it before fully removing the original window. They were out the next business day to finish the job. First day it was raining; second day the wind was rather bad. No complaints from them. Also had them replace the fixed glass in french doors with ones that have the built-in blinds. We will use UPA again if the need arises.
  • Nicole Stirling
    Great experience. Fast service, good communication, excellent product.
  • Lance Beech
    Great installer did a gray job fast I have nothing but good to say about the company and the people who work there
  • sandra bithell-hottel
    professional, timely and quality workmanship they’ve done three doors for me and they stand behind their workmanship!
  • Michael St Clair
    They have done 3 pet doors for me over the last 6 years and every time they have done an amazing job. They are very professional and cleanup everything when done. It always looks great and they have amazing solutions for every house I have put a dog door in.
  • Hunter Bigelow
    We love our glass door with the pet door! One of the best purchases we have made for both us and our pets. Utah Pet Access was great to work with and were professional and knowledgeable throughout the process. Would 100% recommend them to anybody.
  • John Skedros
    They are a great company to work with. We had a small problem with the door. It was still under warranty and they came by and fixed it without any hassle to us.
  • Amanda Marriott
    Brad and Utah Pet Access has been absolutely amazing! The door is not only beautiful, but is functional. From the time that we communicated with Brad to the time the door was installed…was seamless and smooth. Great communication. The installation was precise and quick. The installer was kind and professional. Good with my 3 German Shepherds and he did amazing work. I would highly recommend Utah Pet Access for any of your door and pet door needs! Thank you!!
  • Jenny D
    We absolutely love our pet door!! The employees are very kind and pleasant to work with! I highly recommended them.
  • R.D. Parsons
    Life changing as a pet owner after we were able to get a dog door installed. Happy pets and happy owners. Pet Access was fast, professional and friendly when it came to getting the project completed.
  • Darrell Poleviyaoma
    Utah Per Access had a wonderful and great customer service. Great installation and great product will totally recommend them to someone else and family.
  • Cristian Wood
    Trevor and his team are as professional as they come! They are always going above and beyond and providing an outstanding experience. I have and would still highly recommend them.
  • Jennifer Bellows
    Great company to work with! So responsive and reliable! My large Labrador loves his large Endura Flap door. Took less than a month from the initial phone call to install. I highly recommend this company.
  • Heather Bandiola
    We had a great experience with our pet door purchase, the customer service, and installation. We not only got the pet door installed but had the glass on the other side replaced also. We had it installed over a year ago and we're still happy with it. Thank you!
  • dbbedoya
    Did an amazing job and adapted to some last minute changes to make it even more accessible for my doggie! Thank you so much! Great company to work with!
  • Lindsay Flesch
    We just recently ordered and had a beautiful patio door with dog and blind insert installed. Utah Pet Access went above and beyond to ensure that we were happy with our finished product. I would strongly recommend this company for your pet door installation. Their customer service was excellent. Thank you Utah Pet Access!
  • William B
    Great work. The dogs love it and I’ve had zero issues with the door or installation.
  • Michelle Flesher
    I love, love, love my pet door from Utah Pets. I was very worried about getting the measurements right, but with Trevor's help it was a breeze. Thanks so much.
  • candace ashby
    These guys were awesome. Great service, friendly, my dog door looks awesome. I’ve sent them to a few of my neighbors. Highly recommend!
  • Steve Uragami
    Pet door works great!! Installation was fast and clean.
  • Mark Zambrzycki
    Had an excellent experience with Utah Pet Access getting a dog door installed in my glass patio slider. Trevor was extremely responsive and helpful. He worked with my glass company to get the order done right and shipped to them. It was then installed perfectly, with no issues. Please give them a call!!!
  • David Artica
    My wife and I have loved this product. Our dog goes in and out to our backyard at will. It’s nice to not have to worry about her being stuck inside all day. Best of all I never had to buy a sliding door, or drill any holes in ours
  • Chad Anderson
    Easy to work with. Great product.
  • Jenny Yergensen
    Super easy to work with, did a fantastic job and were less than one or two other competitors that I looked at! Would definitely recommend…having a doggie door for our 2 dogs has been a complete game changer!
  • Sarah Willardson
    I looked everywhere online to find a product to install in my home that would work for my dog's needs. They were the PERFECT solution. Could not be happier with the product and service!
  • Melanie Hall
    Worth every penny that I spent on the dog door, as it has made a huge difference for my elderly dog. Great service and workmanship.
  • Jason Rabbitt
    I absolutely recommend this place. Their price was the best I found in the area and they were very kind and helpful. They answered all my questions and went over all my options. I ended up being able to keep the original glass (safely stored in my home) which means if I ever sell my town house, and the buyers don't want a doggie door, Utah Pet Access will come back to my home and install the original glass (for a very reasonable install fee). The installation was quick and they helped me store the original glass safely. I've had my doggie door for over a year now, and it still works great, the magnetic latch still works very well, and my dachshund uses it every day.
  • David K
    They were professional and installed a great looking doggy door for us. 2 years later it still works like new.
  • Andy Nichols
    High quality door and professional guidance through selecting the right door for my house.
  • Tony Washington
    The company provided us with an excellent installation of our pet door at a very reasonable price.
  • Pete Gallegos
    Utah Pet Access did a great job putting a doggie door on my 8' tall French door with the blinds inside the glass. I have recommended them to many friends and family
  • Abby Jenkins
    Utah Pet Access was responsive, friendly, and prompt with their consultation and door installation. I've had my pet door for about a year now and have had zero issues. It is well insulated, quiet, and easy to use. The cat and dog love it!
  • Kevin Edwards
    Great product and very easy to install.
  • Wendy Warren
    Working with Utah Pet Access was a pleasant and easy process. The response to any questions we had was immediate and friendly. The final glass door with dog door installed is very attractive and heavily used! Thank you for providing such a great solution to our need. Thom and Wendy, St George
  • Tom Metcalf
    Our Pet Door had to be installed with 2/3 of it into a full length Thermopane window and 1/3 into the door frame below. The job was done quickly and cleanup was thorough. Over the past year it has served us and our 33 lb terrier well, with weather seal very good for temperatures, water seal not tested with the door protected under a patio roof. Good Work! Tom and Sheridan Metcalf, Murray, Utah
  • Emilie Havili
    We love our doggie door! These guys were great to work with and our doggie door has saved us! Would absolutely recommend Utah Pet Access!
  • Ben Cook
    Fast, expert installation and very high quality product. Extremely happy and satisfied.
  • Porter James
    It’s an excellent door and the team is fantastic. I would recommend.
  • Kimball Hannan
    The best purchase we have ever made. Our dogs love it. Utah pet access was great to work with and very reasonably priced.
  • Maren Winget
    Utah Pet Access were great to work with. Kept me in the loop with when our pet door would be installed, etc. When they came to install the door they were extremely friendly and fast. The dog door has been a life saver for our dog (and us)!
  • Ashley Pead
    We bought a doggie door with built-in blinds last year and it has been life changing. I don't have to get up in the night now to take my dog out, he comes and goes at his leisure. I love the product and would absolutely recommend them to anyone. Thanks for changing our life!
    Great Customer Service and quality!
  • Cami Higley
    We love our dog door. They installed it in our sliding door and it looks great. Not sure how we ever lived without it, our dog loves going in and out whenever he pleases. I highly recommend Utah Pet Access to everyone!
  • Jacob Duerden
    This team was awesome to work with! They were able to keep their promised timeline and made the installation really seamless while educating me on the variety of different options I had. Would recommend them without hesitation.
  • Becky Weller
    Utah Pet Access did an amazing job on my pet door, they were professional, prompt and easy to work with. My only complaint is that the glass panel next to my pet door is foggy, like there is condensation inside the glass. I don’t know if that means the seal is not right or that glass panel is cheap- but other than that, I love my doggie door!!
  • Doug Wallace
    Perfect product and solution for our situation. Cool dudes to work with. Installation was great and so many people are amazed at how good it looks! Worth every penny!
  • Siarl Ward
    These guys did a great job for us. On two doors. We were very pleased at every step of the process. Great communication, and treated our property with respect. Our dogs love the freedom of the Utah Pet Access pet doors.
  • Jon D McBride
    We recently moved to Heber City and were in need of pet access for two very different sized dogs, and my daughter’s cat. Utah Pet Access came to our rescue, making our experience painless from opening bid to final installation. All three pets have easy access, and we have a beautifully installed door in our glass back door. Thank you!
  • Legacy School of Dance Utah Irish Dance Company
    I couldn’t believe how fast the technician was at ordering and installing my doggie door. They installed it in a paneled glass for which I thought couldn’t be done. I love it!
  • Nicole Hopkins
    This pet door has been a lifesaver. The install was fast and easy and it looks great on our door! Would definitely recommend for anyone who wants a door for their pet.
  • Linda Nielson
    The guys from Utah pet access installed my doggy door into my sliding glass door perfectly matching it to the look of the stationary side. My little guy uses it several times a day. It’s a game changer knowing I can be away and not have to worry about him being trapped in the house. Would 100% recommend!
  • Gail Robison
    I had UPA install a pet door in my house a while ago and my dogs love it. It doesn’t let hot air in during summer or cold air in winter. I also like the fact that I can lock it when I go on vacation. UPA did a great job with installation. I definitely recommend them for your pet door needs.
  • s V
    Door looks great. Very efficient and friendly. I recommend Utah pet access all the time.
  • Jake Doe
    This place is the best! I have two dogs and they love their new door!! My youngest dog is constantly in and out. No more pawing/barking at the back door to go in or out. These are THE BEST in glass pet doors on the market. Trevor was able to help me decide on what door would be best for my dogs. The in home measurement was so fast, it was done before I knew it. Connor went above and beyond on the install, adjusted my sliding door to make it easier to open and adjusted the locking mechanism. I will forever recommend Utah Pet Access. Their team is awesome and very professional!
  • Carlos Christian Cueva
    High quality job. They were very nice and went above and beyond.
  • Kate Andrus
    We absolutely loved working with Utah Pet Access. Their products and prices are amazing. The door fits perfectly and we couldn’t be happier with their level of service.
  • Cindy Stewart
    The best investment eve! The dogs are able to come and go as they please, such a small thing but a total game changer! We’ve had the door for about a year and even though it’s used about 29 times a hour, its still going strong The humans who consulted with us and installed our door where pretty great too. Very knowledgeable, the install was quick and easy, and my installers are dog lovers too! My dogs, Milo and Charlie, give it 2 paws up 🐾🐾
  • Julie Wilson
    Excellent product, knowledgeable staff. Amazing installation experience. Everyone I worked with during the process of this purchase was 5 stars. Highly Recommend.
  • Carli Casey
    Utah pet access did a wonderful job on my French back door. They were able to accommodate me and make last minute changes. They also had all the extra upgrades that I was wanting at a fair price..
  • DP Martin
    They did an awesome job installing new glass and large dog door through my sliding patio door. Great quality door and work, would highly recommend.
  • Jolet Olsen
    Excellent customer service, and we couldn’t be happier with our automatic pet door.
  • Becky Pearson
    I was so EXCITED when our dog door was installed! Our pups love the freedom of going in and out as they please. It truly is a game changer for everyone in our family. The guys that measured and installed were both very nice and skilled craftsman. They showed up right on time. I highly recommend Utah Pet Access. Their pet doors are great quality and worth every single penny!
  • Tanner Welch
    Great to work with. Trevor was very responsive and answered all the questions I had. Was able to schedule the install quickly and we love the door.
  • Matt Criddle
    You guys are wonderful. Love the door, love the service!
  • Jessica Reese
    Fantastic company! Our dog door was installed quickly and expertly. From quote to installation Utah Pet Access has been wonderful to work with. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for a professional pet door.
  • Lauri Smith
    They did a great job and the quality is so much better than the insert type I had before.
  • Marci Franchina
    These guys were very professional and worked quickly. Great customer service! Would highly recommend!
  • Heidi Robinson
    This place is top-notch. The installation was professional and very quick. It’s exactly what I was looking for and they were very easy to work with. Thanks!
  • Danny Penrod
    Awesome door. Dog loves it and they were quick. 15 minutes in and out. Awesome. They are spendy but definitely worth it 👌
  • Curtis Oscarson
    Good communicators and good product.
  • K Child
    Utah Pet Access did a great job of installing a dog door in our glass patio door. We didn't have any other location to put a dog door and I thought we might not be able to have one with the layout of our main living space. My sister had a similar situation that was solved by Utah Pet Access so I gave them a call. The price seemed right and the service was top notch. The door has been a godsend.
  • Joshua Cole
    This company was so helpful in understanding the process and what I was buying. They answered every question and the install was super quick. Our dog (and two year old) love this new door.
  • Chris Warner
    Very Well made and easy to install
  • Chris Crowder
    Amazing Door. Others looked horrible in a sliding glass door. This one looks and matches my home. Great service, great product. Easy to work with and on time.
  • Marie Harwood
    Utah Pet Access was super easy and super fast! Great quality! I’d recommend Utah Pet Access to everyone!
  • Shawn
    They did an excellent job and a fast turnaround, the dog door itself is high quality and end result looked just like their gallery pictures for french doors
  • Tina Howard
    The installation of a pet door in our glass patio door was done perfectly. It is attractive as well as secure, and is used smoothly by the 15 year old shitzu and the 6 month old poodle. We are completely pleased with both product and service. This is a great company to work with.
  • Brenda Fullmer
    Utah Pet Access was great to work with and my puppies love their new doggie door!
  • Chris Richard
    UPA showed up when scheduled and did a great job on the new door. I had an issue with the flap a few days later and they returned and fixed and improved the installation for me. Very happy with the quality of the door.
  • Steve Reyes
    Great service, fast replacement of dog door. Everyone was covid safe and friendly. Highly recommend!
  • Travis Rowen
    Looking for a dog door? Utah Pet Access is THE BEST! Affordable, friendly and easy process from quote to order to install. Quality product all the way around!!!!!!!
  • Randi Morishita
    These guys are awesome, I've had 4 dog doors installed and they always do a great job. Very good at communication and making sure everything is working good. I had one "tiny" problem and they came out the next day and fixed it.
  • David Leahy
    Great job on the estimate and install. Prompt service and very knowledgeable on products and process. Pet door works as advertised. It just took a couple of weeks for our dog to get the hang of getting it open. She uses it on her own now. Awesome!
  • Jaime Blank
    These guys did a great job! Quality work and a sturdy door. Super efficient and responsive. My pups couldn’t be happier!
  • Aaron Walker
    Our dog loves his new door, and our life is much more pleasant without him scratching at the door to go out. So much better than our 20 year old sliding glass door.
  • Jennine Remington
    Very happy with our new dog door from Utah Pet Access, needed a custom door to be installed into our french doors and they were very friendly and accommodating, would highly recommend.
  • Michelle Tessier
    These folks did a custom install for us in a small window. It's been perfect, they helped us figure out the right size even though our dog was just a puppy at the time, they were professional, easy to work with, and did a fantastic job. The place I wanted it installed made it difficult to slide the cover in from the top (for when you want to block off the door), but they figured out a super easy solution where they cut a little chip in the side so I can easily slide the cover in from the side and it fits securely. We have no problems with cold air coming in, which was a concern of mine when we were first looking, it's a really high quality door. We've had it for about 2.5 years now with no issues whatsoever, and our dog sprints in and out of it full speed all day long. It's so nice for our dog to be able to enjoy our backyard on his own schedule. If you're thinking about it, get your dog a door! It's nice to be able to get some fresh air without having to ask someone!
  • David Thomson
    Great job, smooth, quick, professional installation of the dog door. We love it.
  • Michael Creer
    Utah Pet Access was a joy to work with. They were timely for the initial consultation as well as the installation and everything turned out exactly as they said it would. Very happy with this company!
  • Steve McNamara
    Utah Pet Access did a great job with our pet access door. On time delivery and at the agreed price. Having this door has bern a sanity saver!
  • Gabe Barajas
    The doggie door is high quality and is exactly what I was looking for. The customer service is amazing from quote to installation. I highly recommend Utah Pet Access!
  • Marcy Rigstad
    Very good experience. Friendly employees, quick response, did a good job on installation. Would recommend if you need a pet door. They are good with their products and your pets also!
  • David K.
    They did an awesome job. So glad to get rid of the dog door we had and have full use of the door. The door has held strong with the South Davis Count winds and doesn’t let the breeze in. Looks great too. Fast installation.
  • Natalie Krall
    We had a great experience! We have French doors leading out to our deck and that was really the only place a dog door would work. They walked us through the pros and cons and pricing of switching to a sliding glass door with a dog door built in vs. keeping our French doors and adding a custom dog door to those. We decided to stick with the French doors and were so happy with the result I did a lot of research on the different dog-door-in-the-glass-door options, and this was by far the best option in my opinion. The process was quick and Trevor and the installer were both super friendly and helpful. I called afterwards because my dog was having a hard time pushing the door open (she’s small) and Trevor walked me through some work-arounds and even sent me a quick video he filmed on the spot to show me how to do what he suggested. 10/10 recommend these guys!
  • Val Rowley
    Great door, great service. Works like a charm
  • Nathan Davis
    Fast, friendly and had all the options we needed. Best of all, the price was half that of the competition. Great job Utah Pet Access!