August 29, 2016
As we wrap up National Immunization Awareness month, let’s cover some of the side effects of vaccines in dogs and cats. Understanding these side effects will help you know what to expect when your pet is immunized.
Most common side effects are temporary, although unpleasant for your pet. There’s usually no need to call your veterinarian unless the symptoms persist. Your cat or dog may experience:
There are a few less common side effects that require immediate medical attention. Call your veterinarian right away if your pet shows these symptoms:
Following the recommended immunization schedule is important for your cat or dog’s long-term health. However, if your pet experiences these side effects, share your pet’s reaction with your veterinarian at your next visit.