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Pet Vaccinations in Cooper City, FL

Pet vaccinations are important for pets in Cooper City, FL! Whether you own a cat or a dog, getting your pet vaccinated at the appropriate times will help keep your pet safe from deadly diseases and common illnesses. This can help improve your pet's quality of life and can also help your pet live longer. At Embassy Lakes Animal Hospital in Cooper City, our veterinary team administers vaccinations to the pets of the community, and we encourage you to have your pet vaccinated on a regular basis.

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Benefits of Pet Vaccinations

There are many benefits to getting your pet vaccinated. Some examples are:

  • Greater health and wellness for your pet

‚ÄčPet vaccinations can boost your pet's immunity and can prevent your pet from contracting a variety of common illnesses. 

  • Improved quality of life

Getting your pet vaccinated can help your pet stay healthy, so he or she can continue to enjoy their  favorite activities. 

  • Public safety

By reducing the number of animals that have, or  are at risk to get rabies, a rabies vaccination helps stop the spread of rabies from animals to humans.

Core and Non-Core Vaccines

Core vaccines are vaccines given to all pets. These vaccines protect against the most common and serious pet illnesses. Some examples of core vaccines include the rabies vaccine, parvovirus and distemper (for dogs), and panleukopenia and calcivirus (for cats). Non-core vaccines are given to pets who are at high risk for certain conditions. Some common non-core vaccines include Leptospirabacteria (for dogs) and leukemia (for cats). At Embassy Lakes Animal Hospital,our veterinarians can administer both core and non-core vaccines to our pet patients.

When Your Pet Should Get Vaccinated in Cooper City

We recommend bringing in your pet for his or her first vaccinations at 6 weeks old. Your pet will need a variety of shots in his or her first year of life, and will need to be brought back to our Cooper City veterinarian a few times to become fully vaccinated. Thereafter, your pet will need regular booster shots to maintain his or her immunity.

Side Effects

Vaccinations can produce minor side effects for some pets. Some of the most common side effects that your pet may experience include:

  • Pain and tenderness at the site of the injection 

  • Irritability 

  • Disinterest in eating 

  • Lethargy 

  • Flu-like symptoms 

  • Swelling at the site of the injection 

In very rare cases, some pets will experience more serious side effects, such as difficulty breathing or severe vomiting. If your pet has severe negative side effects after being vaccinated, contact your pet's vet at Embassy Lakes Animal Hospital right away.

Contact Us for Pet Vaccinations in Cooper City

As your pet's veterinarian in Cooper City FL, Embassy Lakes Animal Hospital is proud to administer vaccines to pets. We help keep the pet population safe, and we help stop the spread of serious pet illnesses. To make an appointment for your pet, contact us today at 954-432-5811.

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