Pet Vaccinations with our Greenfield Veterinarian
Pet vaccinations were developed to help keep your pet healthy and free from severe and sometimes deadly infections. Rabies, for example, is 100 percent fatal. There is no cure once your pet becomes infected, and infected dogs and cats can infect other animals and even their human caretakers. Distemper attacks your pet's brain. In dogs, it can cause severe brain damage. In kittens, it is usually fatal. Parvovirus is another potentially fatal disease. Canine hepatitis causes coughing and sneezing and is spread from dog to dog via the droplets. If left untreated, it can cause damage to your dog's liver and death.
Cats face the risk of contracting many fatal diseases as well. For instance, feline herpesvirus is a severely contagious upper respiratory infection that causes FVR. Feline leukemia can suppress your cat's immune system and cause cancer and is transmitted between cats via close contact.
Treating these illnesses and diseases can be costly and negatively affect your pet's health even if the illnesses respond successfully to antibiotics and other treatments. However, Greenfield Veterinary Clinic proudly offers the vaccinations needed to protect your pet against these dangerous diseases. Pet vaccinations with our Greenfield veterinarian can help you save money and keep your pet healthy by preventing the contraction of a number of diseases. As your veterinary clinic in Greenfield, we are here to help you understand the necessary vaccinations for your dog or cat.
Dog Core Vaccinations
Core vaccinations for your dog are vaccinations that are recommended for almost all dogs. They include the following:
- Adenovirus – Canine Hepatitis
Dog Non-Core Vaccinations
Non-core vaccinations for dogs are recommended when a dog lives in a high-risk area or is frequently around other dogs in a pet daycare or boarding center. These include:
- Bordetella – Kennel Cough
- Lyme Disease
- Canine Influenza
Cat Core Vaccinations
Core cat vaccinations, like core dog vaccinations, are recommended for most cats. These include:
- Feline Distemper – Panleukopenia
- Feline Herpes
Cat Non-Core Vaccinations
Non-core cat vaccinations are recommended for cats that are determined to be high-risk. They include the following:
- Feline Leukemia – FeLV
- Bordetella – Kennel Cough
Vaccination Schedules with our Veterinarian Serving Greenfield Oak Creek and Surrounding Milwaukee Area
Our veterinarian serving Greenfield Oak Creek and the surrounding Milwaukee area can help you determine which vaccinations your pet needs. We can also help you develop the best vaccination schedule for in order maintain your pet's immunity against communicable and sometimes deadly infections.
As a general rule, puppies and kittens have a different vaccination schedule than adult dogs and cats. Puppies and kittens can start their first round of vaccinations between the ages of six and 16 weeks. If you squired your puppy or kitten from a breeder, animal shelter or rescue, you may have paperwork that states which vaccinations your new pet has already received. Our veterinarian is more than happy to go over this paperwork with you to determine if your pet needs any additional vaccinations.
Adult dogs and cats generally need an initial round of vaccinations then booster shots every one to three years. If you have questions about your pet's vaccination history, our veterinarian can explain the vaccination process to you and answer your questions.
To schedule an appointment with our veterinarian serving Greenfield Oak Creek and the surrounding Milwaukee area, call our veterinary clinic at 414-282-5230. Our staff here at Greenfield Veterinary Clinic is dedicated to helping you keep your pet happy and healthy! We look forward to your visit.