Vaccines FAQs

Vaccinations are an essential part of keeping your pet healthy. At Berkley Pet Hospital in North Hollywood, we are here to care for the pets of the San Fernando Valley. Let’s look at some of the questions that we run into regarding pet vaccines.


What Are Pet Vaccines?

Pet vaccinations are injections that help your pet’s immune system build up a defense against certain illnesses. They safely activate the immune system. Later, if your pet is exposed to this particular type of germ, he will be able to avoid severe illness or death. Pet vaccinations are given as part of your pet’s annual wellness exam. The vet will provide the vaccinations that we think are necessary based on your pet’s lifestyle, age, and breed. While vaccinations may have some side effects, they are considered very safe.

What Kinds of Side Effects Can Vaccinations Have?

Your pet might feel a little unwell after a vaccination. Like humans, his body is reacting to the vaccine. He may feel tired and have a fever. Generally, these side effects go away pretty quickly. However, you should talk to your vet about any concerns you may have.

Does My Pet Have to Get Vaccinated?

You can’t be forced to give your pet vaccines, but it is the responsible thing to do. You are responsible for your pet’s safety and well-being. If you choose to avoid having your pet vaccinated, you’re putting your pet at risk. He could catch an otherwise avoidable disease and get very sick. This could result in unnecessary pain and suffering for your pet, as well as the potential for death from these illnesses. Talk to your veterinarian if you are concerned about the safety of vaccines.

Do All Pets Get the Same Vaccines?

Pets don’t always get the same vaccines. The appropriate injections may change based on your pet’s species, age, and lifestyle. For instance, outdoor cats and indoor cats may require different vaccines to keep them safe. Our veterinary care office will provide you with more information about which vaccines are best for your particular pet.

Get Your Pet Vaccinated in North Hollywood, CA

At Berkley Pet Hospital in North Hollywood, we want to keep your pet safe and healthy. This is why we provide vaccines for cats and dogs in the San Fernando Valley. Call our team today at (818) 763-6221 to learn more or to book an appointment.


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