Vaccines In McKinney, TX

About Vaccines

Your pet is likely to come across many different diseases during its lifetime, but vaccinations are a step toward preventing these illnesses. Vaccines contain a weakened version of the disease that helps boost the immune system.

At Pet Method Animal Hospital in McKinney, TX, Dr. Hunter Finn provides the most up-to-date vaccinations to protect against current diseases in cats and dogs. During your visit to our vet clinic, he will recommend a vaccine schedule based on the needs of your pet.

We understand many pets are fearful of shots, but our staff is trained to use calming techniques that will help your pet feel more at ease. To learn more about vaccines, contact our vet clinic today.

What are the Benefits of Vaccines?

We understand that many pet parents are hesitant to vaccinate their furry friends, but vaccinations come with many benefits. Vaccines help boost the immune system, which is important in protecting your cat or dog from disease. They also reduce the severity of symptoms if your pet does contract a disease.

Pet Method Animal Hospital in McKinney, TX, is proud to offer the most up-to-date vaccines available to keep your pet healthy and safe for life. We also make the process as stress-free as possible.

Vaccines We Offer in McKinney, TX

Pet Method Animal Hospital in McKinney, TX, offers vaccines for the most common diseases in felines and canines. Most of the time, your pet can receive their first vaccination at six weeks of age and then continue to receive shots throughout the first year of life. After that, boosters are usually given each year.

Dr. Finn will provide the correct vaccination schedule according to your pet's age, breed, and lifestyle. All pets will need to receive core vaccines while specialty vaccines are based on your pet's lifestyle and risk of exposure to certain illnesses.

Core vaccines for dogs include:

  1. Rabies
  2. Hepatitis
  3. Canine parvovirus
  4. Canine distemper
  5. Bordetella

Core vaccines for cats include:

  1. Calicivirus
  2. Panleukopenia
  3. Rabies
  4. Feline viral rhinotracheitis

What Should I Expect After My Pet's Vaccines?

After your pet receives his or her vaccine(s) at Pet Method in McKinney, TX, we may ask you to stick around for about 30 minutes so we can be aware of any reactions they might have. After returning home, they may experience some mild side effects. These could include:

  1. Discomfort and swelling at the shot site
  2. Low-grade fever
  3. Decreased appetite
  4. Lethargy
  5. Sneezing
  6. Coughing
  7. Runny nose

These symptoms should dissipate within a day or two. If they do not, don't hesitate to get in touch with Dr. Finn and the team at Pet Method Animal Hospital in McKinney, TX by calling (469) 581-8609. While you probably hate seeing your pet under the weather, the risk of serious side effects or reactions is minimal, and the vaccines administered at our clinic are proven to protect your feline or canine friend.