Preventive Care & Pet Vaccinations in Elmhurst, IL
Disease prevention is the cornerstone of any veterinary practice, and your pet experts at Elmhurst Animal Care Center take preventive care seriously. Your pet care needs and lifestyle may be quite different from the needs of another, making customized vaccination schedules a necessity. We offer vaccines and preventive treatments to every pet, tailored to meet the needs of both the patient and the pet owner.
All pets have some risk of exposure to disease, even those confined to the home. State and federal laws may even influence your vaccination plan. Whatever the case for your dog, cat, exotic, or pocket pet, the professionals at Elmhurst Animal Care Center are prepared to discuss your unique circumstances and create a disease prevention plan specifically for your special pet.
Just which vaccinations are advisable will depend upon the lifestyle routines of you and your pet: where you live, how much time your pet spends outdoors, and how often you go to breed shows, dog parks, or enjoy outdoor activities such as camping or fishing trips.
Booster shots reinforce the protection of vaccinations. During the annual veterinary examination, your pet’s schedule for both vaccinations and booster shots will be determined by factors such as age and overall health.
Important vaccinations for your dog may include:
- Canine distemper, a widespread virus that can be fatal
- Parvovirus, a severe gastro-intestinal disease
- Lyme disease
Important vaccinations for your cat may include:
- Feline distemper, a fatal disease commonly seen in younger cats
- Rhinotracheitis and calicivirus, two viruses causing respiratory diseases
Puppies and kittens require more frequent immunization vaccinations and boosters as their immune systems are not fully developed. Learn more about giving young pets a healthy start at the Puppy and Kitten Care page of our website.
Vaccinations and preventives are inexpensive protection against costly treatments or premature death of a pet—always safeguard your pet through regular vaccines and preventive care. Contact the Elmhurst Animal Care Center for answers to your questions or concerns regarding vaccines and the diseases they prevent.