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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Vaccinations from University Parkway Animal Hospital

It is important for every pet owner to take care of their furry friends. This means making sure that pets are clean, well-fed, and up to date on their shots. Vaccinations are a crucial part of pet ownership and they protect pets and the community from deadly diseases. At the same time, every pet owner deserves to have his or her questions answered by a trained vet. The team from University Parkway Animal Hospital is here to make sure that some of the most frequently asked questions are addressed by a trained veterinarian in Jackson.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Vaccinations

At the University Parkway Animal Hospital, we take a lot of pride in our vaccination rates. Some of the most common questions we get about vaccines include:

How do Vaccines Work?

Vaccines work by training the immune system to recognize dangerous bacteria and viruses. Fragments of dead bacteria in the form of proteins are placed in a shot. Then, the immune system is trained to recognize these proteins, forming antibodies against them in case they are ever present again. This trains the immune system to fight back against these invaders.

Are Vaccines Safe?

Definitely! They are tested thoroughly before they administered to any pets or people. After giving a vaccine, we like to observe pets for a short term just in case they have an allergic reaction; however, this is exceedingly rare and we are trained to handle this complication if it does happen.

What diseases do you all vaccinate against?

There are a number of vaccines that pets are encouraged to get. Arguably the most important is rabies, which has a high mortality and transferability rate. In addition, we also vaccinate against a number of other serious diseases including distemper, adenovirus, and certain forms of hepatitis.

Rely on the Trusted and Experienced Veterinary Team from University Parkway Animal Hospital

These are only a few of the many questions that are frequently asked about vaccinations. It is important for pet owners to take care of their furry friends by keeping them up to date on their shots.  We are more than happy to answer any more of your questions about vaccinations. Reach out to University Parkway Animal Hospital today to learn more. We place a lot of emphasis on preventative care and we would like to do the same for your furry friends as well. Please give us a call at (731) 661-0711 to schedule an appointment.

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Took my kitten there today (they are not closed, as the Facebook page says!), and loved it! Very kind, friendly staff who really give their time and attention to your pet! Highly recommend!

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