Your pet depends on you to keep them safe and healthy. You feed them nutritious meals every day and keep a close eye on them when they play outside. But what are you doing to protect your pet from disease?
While you can't prevent them from ever getting ill, vaccinations boost your pet's chance of fighting off disease-causing organisms. If you want to know what vaccines your furry friend needs, visit Oakton Animal Hospital. We provide animal vaccination services in Elk Grove Village, IL, and also serve pets from Schaumburg, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL.
Your pet can benefit greatly from regular wellness examinations or checkups. Whether your pet is a youngster, a “senior citizen,” or any age in between, wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for us to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet.
This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life. A wellness examination includes an evaluation of all of your pet’s major organ systems. We’ll use the wellness visit to ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home.
This is also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due. If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress.
Vaccinating Your Pet Could Save Their Life
Many vaccines protect animals from potentially fatal diseases, such as parvovirus, distemper, and rabies. Some of these vaccines also protect unvaccinated people from getting sick. While vaccinating your pet is the responsible thing to do, keep in mind that not all pets need the same vaccines.
Not only do dogs and cats have different vaccination needs, but individual factors like age, lifestyle, and overall health also determine what vaccines are necessary.
At Oakton Animal Hospital, we'll ask you questions about your pet so that we can customize a vaccination schedule to fit their specific needs. For example, if you're planning a trip out to the Northwoods with your pet, we can recommend any necessary vaccines for that area.
Scheduling an Appointment Is Easy
If you've put off vaccinating your pet because of a busy schedule, know that we make appointment scheduling convenient with both online and text options. We can also text or email you to remind you about your appointment in case you forget.
If you don't have time to wait with your pet while they get vaccinated we offer a convenient day stay option. Simply drop them off and pick them up before we close for the day. We will watch over your pet for free while you finish your errands or work shift.
Let us help you keep your pet in the best health possible. Call (847) 439-8090 or schedule an appointment online for your pet's vaccination needs.
Oakton Animal Hospital has something wonderful (and sometimes not so wonderful) to show you! Have you ever wondered exactly what your pet's doctor sees when looking in Fluffy's ear? Now you can. Our digital otoscope lets you see exactly what the doctor sees at exactly the same time.
We are able to go even a step further with this state-of-the-art medical diagnostic tool. In addition to seeing how the ears look during an examination, our digital otoscope takes our surgical capabilities to another level. We are able to skillfully clean out impacted ear wax from the ear canal while under sedation. The otoscope also assists us in relieving the pressure of an inner ear infection as well as cleaning out the infectious material formed in the ear. This gives your pet immediate relief from pain. We invite you to come take a look with us!