Vaccines FAQs

One of the best things you can do for your pet is to ensure they get regular vaccines. Vaccinations are a process that involves the injection of a small amount of a killed or weakened virus into an animal's body. The immune system recognizes that a disease has occurred and produces antibodies to protect against future exposure to the disease. At Jackson Animal Clinic, we often get other vaccine questions answered below by our veterinarian.

Vaccines FAQs

What vaccines do they provide?

We provide several vaccinations, including:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper
  • Adenovirus
  • Parvovirus
  • Parainfluenza
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme disease

If you are unsure which vaccinations your pet requires, we're happy to help. Just make an appointment or call us.

How often do pets need to be vaccinated?

The answer to this question varies from pet to pet. For example, puppy vaccines are needed, so they should be vaccinated more often. However, it's important to keep adult pets up to date, because some vaccines are for life. We can help determine which vaccinations your pet needs.

What are the risks and side effects?

As with any medical procedure, vaccines can cause side effects. However, these are usually mild and include redness, soreness, or swelling where our veterinarian gave the injection. Do keep in mind the minimal risk for all the benefits they can provide. Vaccines can save your pet from a potentially fatal disease. Most pets don't have any adverse reactions to vaccines.

What are core and non-core vaccines?

Core vaccines are those that all pets should receive. These are also recommended for all pets, regardless of their lifestyle or age. Conversely, non-core vaccines are recommended for pets in specific situations and locations. Our vet can help determine which ones your pet should have.

What will my vet discuss with me before vaccinations?

Your veterinarian will discuss the vaccines your pet needs and answer any questions you have. If your pet has reacted to a vaccine in the past, we can help with an effective solution. There's no need to worry about your pet's vaccinations or to try and figure it out on your own. Our animal hospital is here for you.

Call Our Veterinarian in Jackson for Pet Vaccination

Are you looking for a veterinarian near me? You're in luck! Vaccinating your pet is a great way to protect them against disease and infection. Call our veterinarian at (731) 668-1440 if you have any questions about vaccinations in Jackson. We also provide a range of other pet care to ensure your pet is happy and healthy for its entire life.