Vaccine Descriptions & Prices
Standard of Care
The health and safety of your pet is our primary concern. We take great pride in the care and services provided by our staff and use high quality vaccines which help reduce the risk of vaccine reaction. However, there is always a chance of vaccine reaction, even in pets which have never experienced an adverse reaction in the past. A description of types of vaccine reactions and the importance of immediate steps to take can be found on the Vaccine Reactions & Post Vaccine Care tab under our Resources page.
In an effort to provide the best means possible for your pet’s protection against certain viruses/disease, HEART has structured its vaccination protocols in accordance with pharmaceutical manufacturer recommendations and warranties, in compliance with specific ordinances, regulations and laws, and based upon documented trial studies and specific guidelines and recommendations outlined by the American Veterinary Medical Board, American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the California Veterinary Medical Board.
WE CAN NOT VACCINATE A PET WHICH:
* HAS EVER HAD AN ADVERSE REACTION TO A VACCINE
* HAS SHOWN ANY SIGN OF ILLNESS WITHIN TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO OUR CLINIC
* IS NURSING PUPPIES OR KITTENS
* MIGHT BE PREGNANT
ALL PETS ADOPTED FROM SHELTERS OR RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS SHOULD RECEIVE THE APPROPRIATE VACCINE BOOSTERS 1 MONTH AFTER ADOPTION.
HEART’s recommendations for vaccinations should be used as a general guideline for their pets’ vaccine needs. Certain guidelines may vary depending on environment, level of exposure to other animals, the medical history of your pet, and other important factors.
Studies have proven that PETS WHICH RECEIVE ONE SET OF EACH OF THE RECOMMENDED VACCINES BETWEEN THE AGE OF 14 TO 16 WEEKS OLD, whether it be the 1st, 2nd or 3rd set in the initial “puppy” or “kitten” series, achieve the best immunity to those viruses for which they have been vaccinated.
IF YOUR PET HAS EVERN EXPERIENCED AN ADVERSE REACTION TO A VACCINE, it is strongly recommended that you take your pet to your regular veterinarian to receive any needed vaccinations as it will require pre-vaccine medication and possibly post-vaccine medication, as well as observation and monitoring for several hours after receiving its vaccinations. Additionally, if your pet absolutely needs multiple vaccinations, it should only receive one vaccine at a time, waiting at least 2 weeks between vaccinations to help reduce the risk of vaccine reaction.
ONCE YOUR PET HAS BEEN VACCINATED, MAKE SURE IT CAN BE OBSERVED FOR A MINIMUM OF 24 – 48 HOURS so that any possible adverse reaction to the vaccine can be quickly noticed and attended to accordingly. As such, make sure that cats are kept indoors for at least 24 – 48 hours post vaccination.
Prices & Descriptions
In an effort to minimize the risk of COVID-19, we minimize personal interaction with pet owners at our clinics. All pet information, questions, and payments are handled by email and/or phone during the reservation/appointment process. Payments are made through the “Donate” button on our website and are required at the time you finalize your appointment. Appointments must be made no later than 1 week in advance of the mobile clinic you are attending.
Our mobile drive-thru clinic services include low-cost Exams, Vaccinations, Internal Parasite Control Medication, “NexGard” Flea & Tick Control Medication (which is for dogs only), Anal Gland Expressions, and Nail Trims. However, we are only able to accept a limited number of nail trims due to time constraints.
Keeping your Pet Safe from Disease
It is always recommended that your pet have regular check-ups by your regular veterinarian to monitor your pet’s health and to discuss other important preventive health care.
There is no guarantee of preventing a pet, or a human for that matter, from contracting disease. HOWEVER, there are solid measures that pet owners can take to tremendously decrease the risk to both their pet and themselves. Certain diseases, viruses, and parasites such as Rabies, Hepatitis, Tapeworm, and more, are zoonotic in nature which basically means they can be transmitted between species, including from animals to humans and vice versa.
Having good hygiene habits and taking other precautionary measures play an important role in keeping your pets and your family healthy.
Due to outbreaks of highly contagious and potentially fatal diseases, we suggest you take the following precautionary measures for your pet:
1) Do NOT allow your pet to come in direct contact with other animals until it has received it’s ENTIRE SERIES of vaccinations.
2) Do NOT allow your pet to have access to any area where other pets could have previously been kept or traveled.
3) Keep your pet inside your house as much as possible until it has received its full set of vaccines. Even your own backyard poses a threat to your pet from flies which carry certain disease such as the Parvo Virus.
4) Do NOT handle your pet after touching other pets until you thoroughly disinfect your hands. Remember that viruses such as PARVO, a virus which carries a high mortality rate, can live a long time on clothing, bowls, toys, patios, carpeting, and other surfaces.
So, until approximately one week after your pet has completed its initial series of vaccinations … NO walks, NO playing in parks, NO playing in the front yard, NO visits to pet supply stores or friends homes, and NO pet friends over to visit your pet unless they are healthy and current on their vaccinations!
Be Vaccine Smart!
Learning more about preventive healthcare can save your pet’s life.
It is important that pet owners learn about the type of vaccines which will be most beneficial for their pets. The pet’s age, health, vaccination history, geographics, environmental exposure, and other important factors play an important role to determine the proper vaccines for your pet and the frequency of their administration.
“Over-vaccinating” or “Under-vaccinating” can both pose a health risk to your pet. Your pet should not receive any unncessary vaccines, or receive them too often or too close together. They should not lapse, or be given at the wrong age of the pet.
If your pet has ever experienced a reaction to a vaccine, and depending on the severity, it may be recommended that your pet no longer be vaccinated. It is unlawful for any dog over the age of 4 months old not to be vaccinated against Rabies; however, some exceptions are made if the vaccine would threaten the life of the pet. In such an instance, a special Deferment or Waiver must be submitted by your regular veterinarian to the appropriate authority.
Studies have shown that dogs at higher risk of vaccine reaction are small dogs between the ages of 1 to 3 years old weighing under 23 pounds, dogs of any age which have “flat” faces (such as Pekingese, Boxers, Bull Dogs, etc.), and pure white dogs. Administering vaccines one at a time and waiting at least two weeks between administration can help reduce the risk of a vaccine reaction.
To prevent soreness and to help decrease the risk of vaccine reactions, pre-medication can be administered to pets approximately one-half hour prior to vaccinating, and again post-vaccination as prescribed/instructed by the attending veterinarian.
ADMINISTERING VACCINES WHICH HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY TRANSPORTED OR STORED CAN BE DANGEROUS.
It is strongly recommended that all of your pet’s vaccines be administered only by a licensed veterinarian or a veterinary assistant. These experienced professionals are better able to determine which vaccines are necessary for your pet, and there is better assurance that the proper handling of the drugs were performed at the correct and consistent temperature. Additionally, in the event that your pet experiences a vaccine reaction, immediate emergency treatment can be rendered by a vet or vet assistant.
Would you purchase vaccines for your children at a grocery store?
Purchasing vaccines from FEED STORES, PET STORES, BREEDERS, PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS, or OTHER SOURCES, can potentially be dangerous. There is always a chance that you are taking a greater risk by purchasing vaccines distributed through such retailers because of the possibility of improper handling, transporting, and/or storing of the vaccines at inconsistent or incorrect temperature levels. This can reduce or eliminate the efficacy of the vaccines. Additionally, especially since such retailers purchase vaccines through a third party, they would not be notified by the pharmaceutical manufacturer of any recalls, as would veterinarians.