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What your vet wishes you knew…. Why you should get your pet vaccinated with us versus at a feed store.

November 11, 2021

What your vet wishes you knew…. Why you should get your pet vaccinated with us versus at a feed store.

We understand the reasons why pet owners sometimes vaccinate their pets at a vaccine clinic or give a vaccine themselves. The first reason why a pet owner might vaccinate their pet from a feed store is because the pet owner doesn’t want to get their pet examined before a vaccine. The second reason is the cost is generally lower than if done at a veterinary hospital. We would like to talk to pet owners about why the veterinary hospital is always better for pet vaccinations. The first reason why we recommend getting your pet vaccinated by Broadway Veterinary Hospital is because the first thing we look for in sick pets is where they were previously vaccinated. Almost every pet who is treated for parvovirus at Broadway Veterinary Hospital has received vaccines through a vaccine clinic or the vaccine was administered by the owner or breeder themselves. In other words, we have cases that show that the vaccines received from a feed store are less effective than those given by a veterinarian, either because of vaccine inefficiency, improper storage or improper administration. Another reason why we look at where vaccines were last done is because of the product guarantee that Zoetis offers. If your pet is vaccinated at Broadway Veterinary Hospital, your pet is getting a product guarantee that they will be covered for treatment if that vaccine doesn’t work for any reason. EXAMPLE: If your pet is vaccinated for parvo by Broadway Veterinary Hospital at the correct scheduled intervals and then gets sick with parvovirus, Zoetis will pay for testing and for treatment for your pet! We have also used this product guarantee for some pets who get kennel cough from their boarding facility. The second reason why getting your pet vaccinated by Broadway Veterinary Hospital is because your pet will receive an exam. While some pet owners have mentioned that they thought their pet was totally healthy and considered the exam a waste of time and money, our doctors have caught heart murmurs and other health conditions that pet owners didn’t know were there or could be treated early before big signs of illness occurred! We always examine pets before vaccinating because we don’t vaccinate sick pets and the knowledge that comes from our doctors during that exam will always be worth it. The exam fee is 100% worth the money every time because Broadway Veterinary Hospital doctors help pets when they examine pets because Broadway Veterinary Hospital Loves Your Pet!We understand the reasons why pet owners sometimes vaccinate their pets at a vaccine clinic or give a vaccine themselves. The first reason why a pet owner might vaccinate their pet from a feed store is because the pet owner doesn’t want to get their pet examined before a vaccine. The second reason is the cost is generally lower than if done at a veterinary hospital. We would like to talk to pet owners about why the veterinary hospital is always better for pet vaccinations. The first reason why we recommend getting your pet vaccinated by Broadway Veterinary Hospital is because the first thing we look for in sick pets is where they were previously vaccinated. Almost every pet who is treated for parvovirus at Broadway Veterinary Hospital has received vaccines through a vaccine clinic or the vaccine was administered by the owner or breeder themselves. In other words, we have cases that show that the vaccines received from a feed store are less effective than those given by a veterinarian, either because of vaccine inefficiency, improper storage or improper administration. Another reason why we look at where vaccines were last done is because of the product guarantee that Zoetis offers. If your pet is vaccinated at Broadway Veterinary Hospital, your pet is getting a product guarantee that they will be covered for treatment if that vaccine doesn’t work for any reason. EXAMPLE: If your pet is vaccinated for parvo by Broadway Veterinary Hospital at the correct scheduled intervals and then gets sick with parvovirus, Zoetis will pay for testing and for treatment for your pet! We have also used this product guarantee for some pets who get kennel cough from their boarding facility. The second reason why getting your pet vaccinated by Broadway Veterinary Hospital is because your pet will receive an exam. While some pet owners have mentioned that they thought their pet was totally healthy and considered the exam a waste of time and money, our doctors have caught heart murmurs and other health conditions that pet owners didn’t know were there or could be treated early before big signs of illness occurred! We always examine pets before vaccinating because we don’t vaccinate sick pets and the knowledge that comes from our doctors during that exam will always be worth it. The exam fee is 100% worth the money every time because Broadway Veterinary Hospital doctors help pets when they examine pets because Broadway Veterinary Hospital Loves Your Pet!