Why Cat Vaccinations Are Important
Here at San Angelo Animal Hospital in San Angelo, TX, we care about your pets’ health. Our animal clinic believes that preventative care is the key to positive pet care and a large part of this is keeping pets’ vaccinations up to date. Animals can also pass many diseases onto their human family, the most well-known being rabies. By keeping vaccinations regular, as suggested by our veterinarian, you will keep your pet healthy and reduce the risk that infections will spread to you or your kids.
The Top 5 Reasons Your Cats Should Be Vaccinated Are:
- Prevention of many pet illnesses.
- To help avoid costly treatments of preventable diseases.
- Prevention of diseases that can be passed between animals and from animals to people.
- Diseases in wildlife, such as rabies and distemper, could be caught by unvaccinated pets.
- Texas requires certain vaccinations of household pets.
Possible Side Effects of Pet Vaccinations
While it is uncommon for pets to suffer any severe side effects as a result of vaccinations, possible mild symptoms which may be experienced include:
- Discomfort and local swelling at the vaccination site
- Mild fever
- Decreased appetite and activity
- Sneezing, mild coughing, "snotty nose" or other respiratory signs may occur for 2-5 days after the vaccine.
Severe reactions are rare, but may include symptoms such as persistent vomiting or diarrhea, swelling of the neck or face, and severe coughing or difficulty in breathing. If you notice these symptoms in your cat during the first few hours following their vaccination, contact our clinic immediately.
Your veterinarian is a skilled professional who will advise you of what to expect following your pets’ vaccination and of any adverse reactions to look out for at home.
Trust Your Cat’s Health to San Angelo Veterinary Hospital
Our San Angelo veterinarians and technicians are professionals in their field. More importantly, we will care for your pets like they’re our own. You can trust your pets’ health care to us!
Protect your cat by calling us today to schedule an appointment.