The benefits of having your dog vaccinated typically far outweigh the risk of reactions to the vaccines. That said, some dogs do react to getting their shots. Here are more from our [sitewide][location] vets on the most common reactions to vaccines in dogs, and what to do if your dog has a reaction.
Pet Care Tips
Our Apple Valley vets believe that vaccinations play an essential role in keeping your pet healthy throughout their lifetime. While we recommend core vaccinations for all dogs and cats several lifestyle vaccines are only given to specific animals based on their level of risk for contracting particular conditions.
Parvovirus is a highly contagious often deadly virus that is spread between dogs through contact with infected dogs or contaminated objects such as bowls or toys. Below are Apple Valley vets share facts about parvovirus that you need to know to help keep your four-legged friend healthy.
Most of our canine companions will chew just about anything, whether that be toys, shoes or bones. But what should you do if they are chewing on something and it gets stuck in their throat? Here, our Apple Valley vets explain what to do in a choking emergency.
While our canine companions will often pant to help cool themselves down or regulate their temperature, this is a much less common behavior in cats and may be a symptom of an underlying health problem. Here, our Apple Valley vets share some of the reasons why your cat may be panting or breathing heavily and when it's appropriate to seek emergency care for your cat.
Whipworms are intestinal parasites that can infect and feed on the blood of dogs, causing irritation and leading to a variety of uncomfortable symptoms. Here, our Apple Valley vets explain more about whipworms in dogs, including symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and prevention.
We know that it can be tempting to skip vaccinating your indoor cat. But, even if your feline friend stays inside, there are some excellent reasons for you to have your indoor cat vaccinations. Here, our Apple Valley vets explain.