Vaccines are one of the most important aspects of your pet’s care. They play a critical role in helping your pets avoid many serious or potentially deadly infections. Vaccines work by helping your pet’s immune system fight infections from disease-causing microorganisms. Vaccines not only provide protection for your pet, they also help protect other pets that may come in contact with the rest of the pet population. Vaccinating your pets greatly reduces the risk of spreading disease.
Most pets have no issues after vaccination. Some pets may experience mild injection site pain or act lethargic after their vaccines. This is usually not serious and will go away within 24-48 hours. This is no different than the pain or lethargy you may feel after receiving your annual flu shot.
Vaccine reactions, while rare, are a possibility. Possible signs of a reaction include: vomiting, diarrhea, swelling in the face, difficulty breathing or collapse. If you notice any of these signs after a vaccination you should contact us right away.
Not all vaccines are created equal. We use only the safest, most effective vaccines available.
Our feline vaccines are non-adjuvanted, meaning there are no additives to the vaccine. This prevents the risk of vaccine-induced tumors. Not all vaccine lines can make this claim; we have chosen the safest most effective lines on the market.
Our dog vaccines are the most effective and least reactive vaccines on the market.
We use the vaccine guidelines developed by AAHA (the American Animal Hospital Association). We will discuss environmental and other risk factors in determining the vaccines that we recommend for your pet.