CAT AND DOG VACCINATIONS IN NORRIDGE, IL
Dog and cat vaccines are not medicine; they contain antigens made from parts of certain viruses and are designed to prompt a response from the immune system. However, they have proven themselves effective in reducing the spread and severity of certain diseases. Just as humans have benefited from polio, tetanus and smallpox vaccines, our pets are also enjoying greater protection against rabies, distemper and other illnesses thanks to vaccines. Our pet care team in Norridge understands that you may have some doubts about pet vaccine effectiveness and whether your pet is truly better off. We can safely say that your pet is likely to have a healthier life with this extra layer of protection. Furthermore, we do not take a cookie-cutter approach to pet vaccinations. To avoid over-vaccinating, we recommend certain core vaccinations for your dog or cat, only if their lifestyle requires them. Call (708) 457-0066 to Make An Appointment for your pet!
HOW DOG AND CAT VACCINES IMPROVE IMMUNITY
It essentially takes two things to increase your pet’s protection against disease–a vaccine, and your pet’s immune system. Upon vaccination, your pet’s immune system reacts by producing and sending out antibodies to combat the disease-mimicking vaccine. Dog and cat caccines are not medicine; they contain antigens made from parts of certain viruses and are designed to prompt a response from the immune system.
PET VACCINES THAT WE RECOMMEND FOR DOGS AND CATS
Cats and dogs should begin their first series of vaccines at about 8 weeks old. Based on local disease risks and your pet’s individual lifestyle, we offer these vaccines:
- Distemper (DHPP)
- Bordetella (kennel cough)
- Canine influenza (H3N2 & H3N8 strains)
- Feline Distemper (FVRCP combo vaccine)
- Feline Leukemia
WHY IS IT NECESSARY TO VACCINATE YOUR DOG OR CAT?
Together, we are jointly responsible for making sure that your pet enjoys optimal health. While some pets are less likely to come into contact with certain diseases than others, the risks are still present. The rabies and distemper viruses are especially lethal. This is why we generally recommend rabies vaccines, as well as distemper vaccines for dogs and cats. Other vaccines are given based on lifestyle factors such as age, size, travel, medical history, and environment.
Cat and Dog Vaccine Services Near You
Every dog and cat will have a vaccination schedule designed to keep them in the best possible health. If you need help getting a new pet vaccinated or an adult one up to date, call (708) 457-0066 to Make An Appointment today.
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