In addition to preventative vaccinations, owners should consult with their veterinarian regarding other medications and care suggestions to maintain their pet's health.
Although vaccinations do protect animals against infectious diseases, pet owners should be aware that all procedures carry some risk. Check with your veterinarian about any potential side effects or adverse reactions that may occur. One concern is an allergic reaction to the shot, so owners should monitor their pets in the hours and days following the visit. Milder reactions can include discomfort at the vaccination site, fever and decreased appetite; while more serious concerns that warrant veterinary care can be vomiting or diarrhea, itchy bumps on the skin, swelling around the face, severe coughing, difficulty breathing and collapsing.
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