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As your trusted local veterinarian in Sarasota and Parrish, we are proud to provide a full range of vet services for your family pets. From regular pet wellness exams and dental screenings to dog and cat vaccination and emergency vet care –we’re here to help keep your pets happy and healthy.
Pet vaccines are health products that are used to trigger a protective immune response that helps to prepare your pets to fight future infections and other disease-causing agents. They help to lessen the severity of future diseases and in some cases, can prevent infections altogether.
Yes! Your family pets should be vaccinated to protect them from a wide variety of highly contagious and potentially deadly diseases. Due to the widespread use of vaccines over the past several decades, we have helped to prevent disease and death for millions of animals. However, there are still very serious health risks out there that could harm your cats and dogs, so vaccination is recommended.
Our experienced veterinary team will work closely with your pet to determine which vaccinations are necessary. We take into consideration their lifestyle, age, and other characteristics when recommending a vaccination schedule. Typically, “core vaccines” are recommended for most family pets to protect against common diseases and viruses.
While vets traditionally vaccinated their patients annually, new information has shown that some vaccines can last less than a full calendar year. With this new information available, we feel that it is important to customize vaccination plans to fit the individual needs of each animal.
Vaccines have helped to protect millions of pets across the globe from illness and death since they were introduced. However, just as with any veterinary treatment, there may be some minor risks involved. While serious adverse responses are rare, pets may experience swelling at the injection site, drowsiness, and other minor responses. Luckily, with many years of experience, our veterinarian has the skills necessary to minimize these risks and limit adverse responses.
While every pet is different, it is possible that your pet may experience a few mild side effects after vaccination. Your pet may seem sleepy or less affectionate for several hours after receiving their vaccines. However, if you notice any persistent signs of vomiting or diarrhea, difficulty breathing or swelling around the face and muzzle, you should contact our pet emergency services immediately.
Interested in learning more about the benefits of dog and cat vaccination? Call (941) 366-1222 or visit us online today to schedule an appointment.