Importance of Vaccines

The Importance of Pet Vaccines

We love our cats and dogs and we’d do anything for them. We feed them, we groom them, we dote on them. So don’t forget one of the most caring acts of all – making sure they have their vaccinations. Greenfield Veterinary Clinic in Greenfield, WI, will keep your friend protected from the dangers that surround them.

Why do we vaccinate?

The world is not always a safe place for pets. Although we can’t see them, threatening microorganisms are all around us. Even the strongest and healthiest animal needs an assist. Vaccines work along with your friend's natural immune process. They introduce a tiny, inactive version of a disease that trains the immune system to ward off the real infection.

Which vaccines does your animal need?

There are essential, or “core,” vaccines that every animal needs starting within a few weeks of birth. Also, there are other “non-core” shots that your pet may need, depending on where they live and what they come into contact with. We at Greenfield Veterinary Clinic can evaluate your companion’s situation and provide the vaccinations that are necessary for them.

  • Core vaccines for dogs include rabies, canine hepatitis, parvovirus, and canine distemper.
  • Non-core vaccines for dogs include Lyme disease, leptospirosis, canine influenza, and Bordetella.
  • Core vaccines for cats include rabies, feline distemper, calicivirus, and feline herpes.
  • Non-core vaccines for cats include feline leukemia and Bordetella.

Unfortunately, vaccinations don’t last a lifetime. Their potency fades, and boosters are required every one to three years, depending on the shot. We’ll keep your pet’s vaccination record up to date and let you know when new shots are needed.

You Can Trust Us with Your Best Friend’s Health

Your dog or cat can’t exactly speak up and say, “Have I had all my vaccines?” It’s up to you, and in Greenfield, WI, Greenfield Veterinary Clinic has the veterinary staff you can rely on for keeping your animal’s protection. We provide vaccinations during routine exams or by appointment. Call (414) 282-5230 to ensure your pet stays healthy and active.


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