How to Prepare Your Pet To Get Vaccinated in Tampa, FL

The development of vaccines has saved the lives of countless pets across the years. Vaccinations are the single best solution to prevent diseases in pets. We are committed to working with our clients and patients to make your wellness visits as comfortable and stress-free as possible.


It can be extremely useful to prepare a list of questions prior to your visit. Whether you have questions about the vaccines or anything else regarding your pet’s health, we are here to help.


Pet vaccines are classified into two types: core and noncore. A core vaccine is one that all pets, regardless of lifestyle, require, and there are only two: Rabies and the Distemper Combination. Noncore vaccines are those that are given based on the lifestyle of the individual pet.


Make sure your pet is clean and brushed prior to his vaccinations.


Always bring your pet on a leash to keep them close to you. Leashes ensure that your pets can be easily managed if they become agitated. Small dogs can be held in your arms, but they should still be on a leash in case they manage to jump out of your embrace. Another option is to bring them to the vet in a carrier. This will help to keep them safe from other animals and prevent them from fleeing.


Bringing treats to your pet's veterinary appointment can help to keep them occupied, resulting in a far more positive and beneficial experience for your pet during their veterinary visit.


If your pet finds visits to the veterinarian stressful, bringing along some of their favorite toys or blanket to the appointment can help to reduce their stress levels and make them feel more secure and at ease.


Choose a time when you can relax for your pet and yourself in case it takes longer than expected.

If your pet does not get along with other animals, please let your vet staff know. They can advise you how to best handle your visit. 

Taking extra precautions to prepare your pet for their vaccine appointment will help to ensure the best possible experience. The Wellswood Midtown Animal Hospital team is delighted to offer services that will keep your pets happy and healthy. If you need more information on how to prepare your pet for vaccination, please call us today!