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Vaccines are an essential part of your pet’s preventative health care plan. At Happy Tails Animal Hospital, we offer a comprehensive range of vaccines to protect your pet from a variety of common and potentially life-threatening diseases.

Our team of experienced veterinarians will work with you to create a customized vaccination plan that meets the unique needs of your pet based on their age, breed, lifestyle, and health status. We offer both core and non-core vaccines, and we will provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions about your pet’s vaccination plan.

In addition to administering vaccines, we also provide regular vaccine boosters to ensure your pet’s ongoing protection. Our goal is to help your pet stay healthy and happy throughout their life.

Symptoms of Unvaccinated Pets:

If your pet hasn’t received their necessary shots, they might be vulnerable to several ailments. Common symptoms to watch for in unvaccinated animals include:

  • Persistent coughing or sneezing
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Lethargy or lack of energy
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling or pain at the site of a bite or scratch
  • Unusual behavior or aggressive tendencies
A happy dog and cat after receiving Vaccines

Why Vaccination is Needed:

Vaccination is crucial because it:

  • Shields pets from severe diseases that can be life-threatening.
  • Reduces the overall costs of veterinary care by preventing ailments.
  • Protects other animals by reducing the risk of contagious diseases.
  • Ensures peace of mind for pet owners, knowing their pets are safeguarded.

Treatment Process:

Vaccinating your pet is a straightforward procedure. Here’s what you can expect when you visit Happy Tails Animal Hospital:

  1. Consultation with Dr. Ashrdeep Mann: Before any vaccination, a thorough health assessment of your pet will be done to determine the best vaccine schedule.
  2. Vaccination Selection: Based on your pet’s age, health status, and lifestyle, specific vaccines will be recommended.
  3. Administering the Vaccine: A quick and almost painless injection will be given to your pet. Most pets tolerate this very well.
  4. Post-Vaccination Monitoring: After the shot, a short waiting period ensures no immediate adverse reactions occur.
  5. Vaccination Record Keeping: Dr. Ashrdeep Mann will document all given vaccines, and you’ll be provided a record for your reference.
  6. Scheduling Future Vaccinations: Some vaccines require booster shots. The doctor will advise on when to return for these.


While vaccinations are vital for prevention, additional steps include:

  • Regular health check-ups at Happy Tails Animal Hospital.
  • Keeping your pet away from wild animals or unknown pets.
  • Following a proper diet and exercise regimen for overall health.
  • Seeking veterinary advice if you notice any abnormal behavior or symptoms in your pet.

Outlook of Vaccines:

Once your pet is vaccinated, the outlook is generally very positive. Vaccines drastically reduce the risk of your pet contracting severe diseases. Regular booster shots will ensure that this protection remains robust throughout your pet’s life.


What vaccines are considered core vaccines?

Core vaccines are those that are recommended for all pets based on the risk of exposure, the severity of the disease, and the potential for transmission to humans. Examples of core vaccines for dogs include distemper, parvovirus, and rabies. Examples of core vaccines for cats include feline panleukopenia, calicivirus, and herpesvirus.

Are vaccines safe for pets?

Vaccines are generally safe for pets, but like any medical procedure, they do carry some risks. At Happy Tails Animal Hospital, we use only the safest and most effective vaccines, and we take every precaution to ensure your pet’s safety during and after vaccination.

How often should my pet receive vaccines?

The frequency of vaccinations depends on several factors, including your pet’s age, health status, lifestyle, and vaccination history. Our veterinarians will work with you to develop a customized vaccination plan that meets the unique needs of your pet. Generally, core vaccines are given annually, while non-core vaccines may be given less frequently.

Caring for Your Pet’s Health

Vaccinations are a tried and tested way to ensure they live a long, healthy, and happy life. If you have concerns about your pet’s health or vaccination schedule, don’t hesitate. Contact Happy Tails Animal Hospital at 425-254-2779 and ensure your pet’s optimum health.