Horsham Pet Vaccinations
Buy a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine
Vaccinations can protect our pets from serious, life-threatening diseases. Horsham Veterinary Hospital is committed to helping local pets get the vaccines they need. Under our Buy a Vaccine, Give a Vaccine program, we will provide a rabies vaccine to a local rescue group for every rabies vaccine purchased at our hospital during the months of January, April, September, and November. We partner with a different rescue organization each quarter, helping local animals and protecting our community at the same time.
Vaccines can protect pets from various diseases that could shorten their lifespans, require costly treatment, or even claim their lives. Some cities and counties even require pet owners to vaccinate their dogs or cats, to prevent the spread of serious diseases.
Pet vaccination can have several benefits. It can:
- Prevent illnesses that could threaten your pet’s life.
- Avoid costly treatments for preventable diseases.
- Prevent the spread of illness between pets or from pets to people.
- Protect your pet from diseases spread by wildlife.
Vaccines can protect your pet from such conditions as rabies, hepatitis, Bordetella, feline leukemia, parvovirus, and distemper. They are a crucial part of your pet’s wellness care, and our Horsham veterinarians provide a range of core and non-core vaccines, depending on your pet’s specific needs, risks of exposure, and other factors.
Do Vaccinations Have Side Effects?
Mild side effects are common after a pet receives a vaccine. These may include:
- Mild pain and swelling at the vaccination site
- Mild fever
- Decreased appetite
- Sneezing or mild coughing (associated with intranasal vaccines)
Most of the time, side effects will present a couple of hours after a vaccine is administered. If side effects become serious or persist for more than a day or two, you should seek veterinary care for your pet as quickly as possible.
Schedule Your Pet’s Vaccination at Horsham Veterinary Hospital
Puppies and kittens should start their vaccination series around 6 to 8 weeks of age. The initial series is usually completed by 16 weeks of age. Adult pets typically receive booster shots to maintain immunity, usually on an annual or triennial basis, depending on the vaccine and your veterinarian's recommendations.
At Horsham Veterinary Hospital, our team can create a customized vaccination program to keep your pet up to date on his or her vaccines. Because your pet may have specific vaccination needs based on his or her age, travel plans, or contact with other animals, we can advise you of the safest and most effective course of action.
Call (215) 607-6855 to schedule your pet’s next vaccination at Horsham Veterinary Hospital. We also serve Ambler and Hatboro and have been helping local pets since 1986.
“The staff were always professional and extremely competent, compassionate, gentle and kind. I highly recommend this hospital.”- Judy M
“They take good care of them. Staff and Drs are Professional and communicate well!”- Tina A
“They took great care of him and now both he and his sister, Baby-our Calico, go there for their care. Thanks!!”- Christopher C