Vaccination is a typically safe and innocuous procedure and it seems that most perceived problems are either not serious or are not vaccine related. After a day of rest, a drowsy or stiff-and-sore pet will feel better as soon it is put outside for a change of scenery and a little exercise.

There are, however, a few animals which go beyond lethargy or soreness and develop allergic reactions to their shots. If your pet shows signs of allergy (itching, hives, repeated vomiting) you should contact us. Many clients have reported successful alleviation of allergy symptoms with the use of over-the-counter Children’s Benedryl.

During a clinic day you can return to any one of our clinics (consult the schedule page or your postcard). After the close of clinics but before the office opens on Monday, the veterinarian may be reached by calling (916) 448-3668 and following the recorded instructions. Under any and all circumstances you should carefully read the pink sheet included with the certificate we give you.

Owners of known allergic animals should always pretreat their animal and/or have us do it prior to vaccination–no charge for this. Call us for instructions.