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Vaccination FAQ's

Why are vaccinations important?

Pets can be at risk for exposure to various infectious diseases, even if they spend most of their time indoors. Some infectious diseases are life-threatening, while others, such as rabies, also pose a public health risk.

Vaccinating your pet to help prevent common infectious diseases supports the first goal of medicine – disease prevention. Prevention of infectious disease is more beneficial to your pet than treating disease once it occurs. Preventive vaccination is one of the most reliable and cost-effective methods of health care available to a pet owner.

How do vaccinations work?

Vaccines contain killed or modified live (non-infectious) forms of viruses or bacteria. They stimulate production of protective antibodies in healthy animals that can neutralize the virus or bacteria if the animal is later exposed. Although vaccines help to provide protection against infectious disease, they do not treat or cure existing diseases.

Some vaccines contain combinations of viruses or bacteria that help immunize against several diseases, minimizing inconvenience to the owner and discomfort for the pet.

What about the risks of vaccination?

The benefits of vaccination are usually considered to far outweigh the relatively small risk of vaccine-related adverse effects. Allergic reactions to vaccination and local, injection-site irritation are uncommon but they do occur. We can advise you of the possible risks associated with vaccination and the steps to take if vaccine-related reactions occur.

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  • Absolutely love this place Dr. Wyler and all of the veterinarians and assistants have been taking care of my dog for 10+ years and they are very patient with the animals and owners. I appreciate everything they have done for my dog. This is the place to go for your animals I recommend it 1 million percent! The Hempstead location is the exact same way!
  • The entire team responded with the utmost professionalism and compassion to provide comfort and care for our pet while facing two other emergencies that kept them all working under Doctor Yu’s supervision almost 2 hours past closing time, and they performed most admirably and impressively!
  • This appointment was so much easier than I thought it would be and everyone was so kind and patient with my cat (and me). I am grateful for Dr. Yu and the whole team. Thank you thank you thank you!

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