CONGRATULATIONS.  By vaccinating your pet, you have taken an important step toward protecting your pet and your family from common diseases.

Vaccination is the most common veterinary preventive measure in history.  It’s a safe and effective way to protect pets and the people in their family from serious disease.  We regularly update our vaccine protocols, to reflect the most current research, regarding the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.  We will develop an individualized vaccination plan, for you, based on your pet’s specific needs.

What to expect following your Pet’s vaccination…..

Vaccine Response It’s common for your pet to experience mild side effects from vaccination.  These signs show us your pet’s immune system is responding to the vaccine.  Typically starting within hours of vaccination, any response symptoms  are generally mild and do not persist more than a day or so.  This is the normal response by your pet’s immune system during the process of developing protective immunity.

Common vaccine response symptoms your pet may experience:
Mild fever.
Decreased social behavior.
Diminished appetite or activity.
Discomfort or swelling at the injection site.
Sneezing (or reverse sneezing) with intranasal vaccines.

Vaccine ReactionRare side effects, such as an allergic reaction, may occur.  Your pet may experience symptoms of a more serious reaction to the vaccine within minutes to hours of receiving the vaccination.  If your pet experiences any of these rare symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately, as your pet may require additional medical treatment.

Rare vaccine reaction symptoms could include:
Swelling of the face, eyelids, and lips, or legs.
Repeated vomiting and/or diarrhea.
Whole body itching or hives.
Difficulty breathing.
Collapse with pale membranes.

For any pet experiencing difficulty with vaccinations, we can help by spreading out the vaccine schedule and giving less antigen at one time.  We can also pretreat your pet with antihistamines and anti-inflammatory’s to reduce the probability of a future negative response.