Vaccines Provided by Our Veterinary Staff
Part of keeping your pet happy and healthy is making sure they get the proper vaccinations each year. At Compassion Vet Hospital, our veterinary staff recommends the following vaccines for your pet in the Bradford, NH, area.
Core Vaccines for Dogs
The core vaccines for your dog are meant to prevent acquiring and spreading deadly diseases, some of which are transmittable to humans as well. The ASPCA recommends the following vaccines for every dog:
Optional Vaccines for Dogs
In addition to the core vaccines, there are a few optional ones that you can get for your dog. These are provided and will be recommended based on several factors, such as the environment and activities your dog might be involved in. For example, if you have a high population of ticks in your area, getting your dog the Lyme disease vaccine would be a good idea. Additionally, if you plan to board your dog or if they will be going to daycare, many places require the Bordetella vaccine to prevent the spread of kennel cough. Optional vaccines provided by our animal hospital include:
- Lyme disease
- Bordetella (kennel cough)
- Canine influenza
Possible Side Effects
With any vaccination, there is the possibility that your pet may experience side effects. Most of these are very mild and may include soreness at the injection site or fever. It’s important to note that the majority of the side effects, and the percentage of animals that experience them, are very small risks when compared to the damage these diseases could do to your animal if acquired.
It’s best to schedule your pets’ vaccinations with our veterinary staff when you have the time to monitor your pets’ reactions over the next few hours. If they experience any of the following side effects, you should contact our office immediately:
- Loss of appetite
- Facial swelling or hives
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Pain, swelling, scabbing, hair loss, or redness around the vaccination site
- Difficulty breathing
Is it time to schedule your pet’s annual vaccinations? If so, call Compassion Vet Hospital, serving Bradford, NH, today.