Pet Vaccinations Provided by a Bloomington, IL Veterinarian
You can protect your pet against serious diseases that could potentially lead to a great deal of discomfort or even death. By getting your pet the necessary vaccines, you can keep him or her healthy for years to come. At Fairway Knolls Veterinary Hospital, serving Bloomington, IL, and the nearby region, we help owners get all the vaccines necessary for their animal.
Core vaccines are the ones we strongly urge every pet owner to get for their furry, little friend. We suggest pets receive these vaccines even if they don't come in contact with other pets, stay inside, or never stay at a kennel. For example, rabies is transmittable to humans, which makes it a core vaccine for both dogs and cats.
Core vaccinations for dogs include the following:
The parvovirus vaccine protects against a disease that can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, and a loss of appetite. The more severe form of it can cause heart problems. Distemper is a condition that affects the nervous system. Adenovirus (canine hepatitis) causes a respiratory infection as well as glaucoma, brain swelling, and paralysis. Rabies attacks the brain and affects muscles. It eventually causes the dog to go into a coma and die.
The core vaccinations that we advise cats to receive are:
- Feline calicivirus
- Feline viral rhinotracheitis
- Feline panleukopenia
Feline calicivirus is responsible for causing respiratory infection. It may cause pneumonia and arthritis. Feline viral rhinotracheitis is a respiratory infection that causes about one-half of all respiratory infections in cats. Panleukopenia is the leading cause of death in cats. It affects the gastrointestinal tract as well as a pet's immune system and nervous system.
Noncore vaccinations for cats are as follows:
- Feline AIDS
- Feline infectious peritonitis
- Chalmydophilia felis
- Feline leukemia
- Bordetella bronchispectica
Noncore vaccinations for dogs include:
- Kennel cough
- Lyme disease
We'll discuss the different types of noncore vaccinations and assess your pet's risk for contracting the diseases. In most cases, these aren't necessary, but if your pet may stay in a kennel or have exposure to other domesticated or non-domesticated pets, you may want to receive these.
We'll tailor a schedule specifically catered to your furry family member's health and age. Both cats and dogs should have their first set of shots at our animal hospital. Then, they'll need boosters from our veterinarian for the first few months as well as every year.