At Sabadilla Animal Clinic, our veterinarian wants to ensure your dog or cat is up-to-date on all of their shots, so as to increase the likelihood of optimal health and decrease the onset of any illness or diseases. We provide all-inclusive pet vaccinations within our animal hospital, and the moment you bring in your beloved fur family member, our skilled staff has your pet covered for their well-being.
Keeping your animal in tiptop shape is our mission at our office. Every wellness examination is performed to the highest caliber, in making certain your dog or cat is with you forever at their healthiest state. After the comprehensive examination, if vaccines are needed, we go a step further based on health history. If your pet needs diagnostic tests prior to vaccination, we treat accordingly. Our protocol follows the standard North American vaccination recommendations.
What pet vaccinations are mandatory?
To keep your pet safe from preventable conditions and diseases, we offer a list of vaccinations that are worth considering when you visit us. Below are the typical shots we give to your dog or cat on an annual basis. Remember that understanding vaccines helps prepare the animal's immune system to challenge the invasion of disease-causing organisms that lead to severe illness.
The following are considered the core vaccines for canines:
Because our veterinarian can determine what works best for your feline, the following core vaccines are still necessary to avoid diseases as they age:
- Feline distemper (Panleukopenia)
- Herpes virus type 1
The timing and frequency of administering shots for your dog or cat depends on age, medical history, type of vaccine, environment, and lifestyle. Some animals might receive vaccinations annually while others are given every three years.
Risks associated with lifelong vaccines
No amount of pet vaccination is without a certain sense of precaution. Every animal we treat at Sabadilla Animal Clinic is given the utmost in wellness; not only by our veterinarian but with the compassionate staff we've trained and hired to tend to your animal in SW Calgary.
Given that, there are some risk factors associated with vaccines for life to be aware of, including:
- Soreness at the injection site
- Allergic reactions
- Loss of appetite
- Difficulty breathing
- Pain, redness, or swelling around the injection site
If you notice any of the above symptoms after the vaccine has been administered, please contact us immediately. Your dog or cat is our priority.
Contact us today!
For more information, or to ask questions and voice your concerns, give us a call anytime. We listen and we care. You can call us at 403-237-7387!