Preventative care is an important aspect in maintaining your pet’s health. Proper vaccination is vital in protecting them against harmful diseases.
Disease prevention is a key factor in the health of your pet. The pet experts at Wheaton Animal Hospital have the skill and expertise to customize a preventative care program for your pet at every life stage. Our preventative care plans focus on providing the appropriate protection for your pet based on age and lifestyle. We tailor the program to meet the needs of both you and your pet.
All pets have some risk of exposure to disease, even those confined to the indoors. State and federal laws mandate certain vaccinations, and additional vaccinations may be recommended based on your pet’s unique circumstances.
Ultimately, our recommendations are based on the age and lifestyle routines of you and your pet. We consider:
Where you live – urban or rural area
How much time your pet spends outdoors – exposure to ticks and potential disease
If your pet is exposed to other pets – dog parks, boarding facilities, etc.
Great care is taken to maximize the protective benefits of vaccinations, and boosters are necessary to prolong their effectiveness. During your pet’s preventative care exam, a review of current and future vaccinations will be conducted.
Canine distemper - A widespread virus that can be fatal
Parvovirus - A severe gastrointestinal disease
Feline distemper - A fatal disease commonly seen in younger cats
Rhinotracheitis and calicivirus - Two viruses causing respiratory diseases
Vaccinations are safe, simple, and inexpensive protection against harmful diseases. Contact us with questions or concerns regarding vaccines and the diseases they prevent.