Pet Vaccinations

Dog and Cat Vaccinations at Greenfield Veterinary Clinic

It's sometimes easy to forget that the everyday world can be a dangerous place for pets -- especially when the threats in question aren't visible to the naked eye. But this is indeed the case, because your dog or cat has countless opportunities to be exposed to deadly microorganisms that exist all around them. But Greenfield Veterinary Clinic has the solution that can keep your Greenfield, WI dog or cat protected against the worst offenders, in the form of core and non-core vaccinations.

cat and dogHow Vaccinations Help Your Pet

Even the strongest and healthiest immune system needs some prompting to arm itself against specific germs. The first time your pet is exposed to a diseased organism, the immune system responds by sending out antibodies specially created to destroy that organism. The immune system then recalls how to make additional antibodies for that threat as needed. Unfortunately, that necessary first exposure can be extremely harmful or even fatal. Vaccinations step in by introducing an inert, non-infectious version of the germ. The immune system reacts to the vaccine just as it would to the real thing, giving your pet the protection he needs.

Different vaccinations have different potency durations (usually 1 to 3 years); none can protect your pet for life. That's why your pet will continue to need scheduled booster shots to maintain his immunity.

Core and Non-Core Vaccinations at Our Animal Hospital

Dogs and cats both require a series of essential or "core" vaccinations, starting when they're just a few weeks old and continuing through their first few months of life. These vaccinations build up a strong resistance against some of the most common and dangerous diseases your pet is likely to face. Our animal hospital may also administer certain "non-core" vaccinations based on their particular environment or circumstances (such as being kept in boarding centers where they're surrounded by other pets).

  • Core vaccinations: parvovirus, rabies, canine hepatitis, canine distemper (in dogs); calicivirus, rabies, feline distemper, feline herpes (in cats)
  • Non-core vaccinations: Lyme disease, canine influenza, leptospirosis (in dogs); feline leukemia (in cats); Bordetella (both dogs and cats)

Vaccinations are easily administered during a routine vet exam, or they can be scheduled separately as needed. We can advise you of your pet's ideal vaccination schedule and which non-core vaccinations (if any) he may require on top of his core vaccinations.

Call the Veterinarian that Greenfield, WI Trusts for Vaccinations

When your beloved pet's health is at stake, it only makes sense to call the veterinarian Greenfield trusts for vaccinations and other essential wellness care. Call (414) 282-5230 to schedule a vet exam and vaccinations at Greenfield Veterinary Clinic!


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