Feline Vaccines -
(updates/list of vaccines coming soon.)
Regular vaccinations are a very important part of your pet's health care routine. Vaccines help prepare the body's immune system to fight foreign organisms, protecting against multiple life-threatening diseases and providing your pet the best chance at a long, healthy life.
Here is a list of vaccines we offer and recommend.
Canine Vaccines -
*Canine Distemper - The Canine Distemper Vaccine we offer protects against 5 common viruses : Canine Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, and Leptospirosis.
- Canine Distemper is a widespread virus, that is easily transmittable, often fatal, and exposure is considered inevitable during a dogs life time.
- Adenovirus causes Canine Hepatitis and infects tissues such as liver, kidneys, spleen, and lungs. Adenovirus can cause chronic hepatitis, sever illness, and death.
- Parainfluenza is a respiratory disease that can cause coughing, lethargy, and fever.
- Parvovirus is a rather common, highly contagious, and potentially fatal intestinal virus that causes severe bloody diarrhea and vomiting.
- Leptospirosis is a painful bacterial infection contracted from the urine of infected wildlife, or contaminated water and food. Lepto bacteria can infect the kidneys and liver, causing fever, loss of appetite, and depression, along with general pain. Lepto is also transmittable to humans.
*Canine Influenza - Dog flu, or canine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Dogs who are highly social and come in contact with other dogs at places such as dog parks, day care, groomers, are at highest risk. The canine influenza vaccine can prevent your dog from catching influenza in the first place or lessen the severity of symptoms.
*Lyme Vaccine - Lyme Disease is a bacteria transmitted by ticks and can cause fever, lethargy, joint pain, and lameness. Lyme Disease is fairly common in our area, with the number of ticks we have in our environment. Yearly vaccinations against Lyme Disease can decrease the risk of symptomatic infection.
*Bordetella - The canine Bordetella Vaccine protects against Bordetella Bronchiseptica, or Kennel Cough.
*Rabies - Rabies is a viral disease that is fatal, and transmittable by bite wounds to any warm-blooded mammals, including humans. Rabies Virus can cause a mammal to become uncoordinated, show unusual aggression, and general odd behavior. The Rabies Vaccine is very effective in preventing and protecting pets from Rabies and is required in most U.S. States, including Wisconsin.
Puppies and kittens should begin to receive vaccinations starting at 8 weeks, once the benefit of antibodies from its mother's milk is no longer in place.
Of course, as with any medical treatment there are some risks. That's why it's crucial to work with your veterinarian to determine the proper vaccination schedule for your pet based on breed, age, current health and lifestyle.