Vaccinating Your Pet Should Be a Priority, and Here is Why
Your dog or cat seems to be in fine health. Does it make sense to spend the money to have him vaccinated? We at Oakton Animal Hospital, serving Elk Grove Village, Des Plaines, and Mount Prospect, IL, understand that most family budgets are limited, but we still answer a resounding YES. Pet vaccination helps prevent your cat or dog from contracting common, serious illnesses that can make your pet very ill or even kill him.
Core vaccinations are recommended for pets of all ages. They are encouraged throughout a pet's life, and include inoculations for rabies, parvovirus, distemper, and feline leukemia. The types of vaccinations your pet should receive depends on your animal’s breed and lifestyle and your geographic area. Our veterinarians, Dr. Glen P. Ephraim, Dr. Ann Brooks, or Dr. Mary Svoboda, can discuss with you more about what vaccines would be best for your pet’s health.
Why Vaccination is Important
Even if your pet stays inside the house, having him vaccinated is still necessary. Early kitten and puppy shots help your pet start a healthy life. For older animals, regular boosters help keep dangerous and complicated diseases at bay. Remember, a disease-carrying flea or mosquito can easily land on your animal as he suns on the back porch or window ledge. Vaccinating your animal is also critical to restricting the spread of animal diseases when your pet goes to the park, when he explores your backyard and meets another animal through the fence, or when you have a friend's pet over for a visit. In addition to these, diseases like rabies can easily be transferred to humans, which can have its own set of problems if it is contracted. Delaying to vaccinate your pet can have detrimental consequences, so we highly encourage you to think about your pet’s health, as well as yours and those around you, and vaccinate your beloved animal.
Make an Appointment with Dr. Glen P. Ephraim, Dr. Ann Brooks, or Dr. Mary Svoboda Today
For more information about vaccinations for your Elk Grove Village, Des Plaines, or Mount Prospect, IL, pet, contact Oakton Animal Hospital online or call us today at 847-439-8090. We would be happy to help you make an appointment. Se habla español.