Five tips for Properly Administering Animal Health Vaccines

Vaccinations are as important for your animals as they are for people. Animal health vaccines should be treated with the same amount of care and respect that you would use for other vaccinations. Here are some tips from veterinarians for handling and administering vaccines for animals for the best possible results.

Consult with Your Veterinarian
Since every animal is different, you should consult with a qualified veterinarian before administering any animal health vaccines to your pets or other animals that are in your care. Preferably, the veterinarian will be one who has seen and treated your animals in the past; i.e. familiar with animal’s health history.

Find a Quality Product

When selecting vaccinations for your animals, your veterinarian should be able to help you choose the best one. There are many animal vaccination products on the market to choose from, but not all of them have the reputation or the licensing from reliable sources. You should be sure the one you choose is federally licensed and has been approved by the proper entities so you can get the best results and you don’t put the health of your animals at risk.

Proper Storage
When storing your animal health vaccines, you should always do so according to the directions on the label. Be sure you are storing the vaccine at the proper temperature, but also take note regarding the lighting conditions. Some vaccines may require a certain level of light in order to remain effective from the time you store them until the time you plan to use them.

When administering your animal vaccines, you should always use sterilized supplies. Just because you are administering the vaccines to animals doesn’t mean you can skip the sterilization process. You can use a disposable syringe that already comes sterilized, but make sure there are no rips or tears in the packaging or else the sterilization could be compromised. If you are using a transfer needle, make sure that it’s sterilized as well or else you could be injecting bacteria into your animals when administering the vaccine. Also, use a different needle for each animal or be sure to sterilize the needle in between uses.

One Use at a Time
When mixing vaccines for your animals, never make a large dose. You should only use one vaccine bottle at a time. A general rule is that you should never mix more than you can use in an hour or else it could lose its effectiveness.

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