Vaccines give your pet’s immune system an important boost so they can be better protected from harmful diseases like rabies, parvo, distemper, and Lyme disease. Dogs and cats alike can be vulnerable to infection if they are not vaccinated, so it’s best to talk with our team in Elwood about which vaccines your pet needs, and how frequently they will need them. Vaccines are the best form of disease prevention available, and we recommend them for all of our patients.
There’s no better time to start protecting your pet.
Can Vaccines Make My Pet Sick?
If you are concerned about possible side-effects when having your pet vaccinated, you are not alone. We know how important it is to use the safest vaccines available and to make sure your pet isn’t receiving vaccinations they don’t need. While some pets can react to their vaccines, this is rare. Furthermore, we structure every pet’s vaccine schedule to only include those that are necessary for their lifestyle.
You can contact us at any time if you’re worried about how your pet will respond to their vaccinations.
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- Dustin N.
Vaccines for Dogs
Elwood Animal Hospital carries a variety of vaccines to accommodate dogs and keep them protected at every turn. These vaccines include:
- Bordetella (kennel cough)
Vaccines for Cats
Whether you consider your cat to be outdoor-only, indoor-only, or indoor/outdoor, they need their vaccines. While the inside of your home might seem safe for your feline family member, diseases and parasites can still find their way inside. This is especially true if you regularly welcome visitors (both two- and four-legged) into your home.
For cats, we recommend:
- Feline distemper (FVRCP combination vaccine)
- Feline leukemia (required for kittens and recommended for indoor/outdoor cats)