Vaccines in McKinney, TX
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Your pet is likely to come across many different diseases during its lifetime, but vaccinations are a step toward preventing these illnesses. Vaccines contain a weakened version of the disease that helps boost the immune system. At Pet Method, Dr. Hunter Finn provides the most up-to-date vaccinations to protect against current diseases in cats and dogs. During your visit, he will recommend a vaccine schedule based on the needs of your pet. We understand many pets are fearful of shots, but our staff is trained to use calming techniques that will help your pet feel more at ease. To learn more about vaccines, as well as our Fear Free approach to medicine, contact our McKinney, TX vet clinic today.
What are the Benefits of Vaccines?
We understand that many pet parents are hesitant to vaccinate their furry friends, but vaccinations come with many benefits. Vaccines help boost the immune system, which is important in protecting your cat or dog from disease. They also reduce the severity of symptoms if your pet does contract a disease. Pet Method is proud to offer the most up-to-date vaccines available to keep your pet healthy and safe for life. We also make the process as stress-free as possible.
Vaccines We Offer
Pet Method offers vaccines for the most common diseases in felines and canines. Most of the time, your pet can receive their first vaccination at six weeks of age and then continue to receive shots throughout the first year of life. After that, boosters are usually given each year. Dr. Finn will provide the correct vaccination schedule according to your pet's age, breed, and lifestyle. All pets will need to receive core vaccines while specialty vaccines are based on your pet's lifestyle and risk of exposure to certain illnesses.
Core vaccines for dogs include:
- Canine parvovirus
- Canine distemper
Core vaccines for cats include:
- Feline viral rhinotracheitis
Vaccinate Your Pet
When it comes to protecting the health of your pet, vaccines are a key aspect of preventive care. Make sure your dog or cat stays up to date on their vaccinations by scheduling a visit to Pet Method. Dr. Finn can provide more information on the recommended vaccination schedule and answer any other questions you may have. Contact our friendly team in McKinney, TX to book your appointment.
Pet Method Reviews
After following Dr. Hunter Finn on Instagram for the last year or so and enjoying his awesome informative videos, I was ecstatic to hear about the opening of Pet Method in McKinney. I was able to get my dogs in quickly for vaccines and annual exam. The staff at Pet Method is so welcoming and loves the dogs. Sarah was amazing and patient answering all of my scheduling questions and welcoming us in. Kaitlyn came right in and sat on the floor with my dogs and started making them feel comfortable and loved on. She was very patient and helped keep them calm and stress free. Dr. Finn provides an atmosphere that is stress free. He also got down on the floor with my dogs and interacted with them. While giving my dog his shots, he provided him with cheese and pet him and he was gentle and my dog didn’t even realize he got shots! It was amazing! His demeanor is very calming and my dogs responded well. He was very patient and answered all of my questions. We plan to continue seeing Dr. Finn. My dogs were very happy and loved on! Taking them to the vet has never been easier and stress free!
I took my two dogs here for the first time today. My dog Nugget struggles with anxiety so the fear free vet practice immediately caught our attention! The office is nice and well decorated. They offered drinks at the front for pet parents. The staff was amazing. Everyone from the front desk to the vet techs were interactive with the dogs and explained everything in detail. The dogs were excited to get some cheese during their vaccines and some extra treats while we were there. Dr. Finn was great with the dogs and listened to my concerns and came up with a plan for each dog. The dogs left relaxed and were not upset at all by their visit. That’s definitely a first for them! We signed up for their membership plan and will definitely be back as needed. I definitely recommended giving them a try!
Love the beautiful clinic , the staff was very friendly and treated my babies like their own. Took my Bulldog and crazy Bull Terrier for their vaccines and some blood testing. Best Veterinarian in Collin County and also You get to meet Dr Hunter Finn from TikTok. Great Veterinarian and The best Pet nurses!
I’ve been following Dr.Finn on tik tok was so impressed to see his love and dedication towards the pets I recently moved to Texas and was so happy to see he was here in the Dallas area went to set up my dog finding myself with an amazing staff the minute you walk in loving and caring once I was taken in to get seen first by his assistant Hannah sweetest girl ever explained everything I needed to know in regards of my dog when Dr .Finn came in it was even more of a peace of mind that my dog is the best hands ever my dog needed to get his vaccines updated the way he handled my dog filled my heart with so much happiness my dog stayed calm and felt the love he was getting. I’m beyond happy to have found him and his amazing staff .
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When should my pet get their first vaccination?
Cats and dogs typically get their first round of vaccinations at around six weeks. They will continue to receive shots during their first year. After that, they will get regular boosters once a year according to breed, age, risks, and lifestyle.
Are some pet vaccinations required by law?
Yes, some are. Most state and local governments require that all pets (both cats and dogs) be vaccinated for rabies. Because rabies is highly contagious and can be fatal, you will be required to vaccinate your pet against it. This is especially important if you live in a rural area. In both pets and humans, once symptoms of rabies present (excessive salivation and drooling, fever, vomiting, agitation, hallucinations, difficulty drinking liquids, etc.) it is always fatal.
What is the difference between core and non-core vaccines?
Core vaccines are the vaccinations that all pets will receive regardless of breed, lifestyle, and other factors. For dogs, these include rabies, bordetella, parvo, distemper, and hepatitis. For cats, these include rabies, feline viral rhinotracheitis, panleukopenia, feline distemper, and calicivirus. Non-core vaccines are given to animals that are at a higher risk, including animals that live in rural areas, spend time outdoors, and pets who are frequently kenneled.
Are pet vaccinations safe?
Yes, they generally are. Vaccines for pets go through the same rigorous testing and trials that human vaccines do. While any medication or vaccine can present some degree of risk, the health benefits for your pet (and you) far outweigh any minor risks. Typical side effects from a vaccination can include swelling or soreness around the injection site, lethargy, and fever. However, the risks for serious and possibly fatal life-threatening diseases can be very high if your pet is not vaccinated.