with Cat and Dog Vaccinations
in Monroe, MI
Vaccinating pets is just as important as vaccinating humans to prevent the spread of disease. Dogs and cats are especially prone to illness due to their innate curiosity and tendency to explore their surroundings using their nose and mouth. Our animal clinic in Monroe, MI is fully stocked with all the necessary vaccines to keep dogs and cats protected and healthy, from the core rabies and canine distemper vaccines to the lifestyle-based vaccines for kennel cough, feline leukemia, and other contagious illnesses.
Do Vaccines Cause Harmful Side Effects in Dogs and Cats?
Most dogs and cats can be vaccinated without experiencing side effects, and most side effects that do occur are minor and resolve within 24 hours. Common vaccine side effects may include drowsiness, and swelling and/or soreness at the injection site. On an even rarer occasion, a dog or cat may develop an allergic reaction to one of their vaccines. If needed, we can remove that vaccine from their routine and explore alternatives to help them stay protected.
We Recommend Individualized Vaccination Plans for Every Pet
Every dog and cat is unique in their appearance and personality, and their healthcare might differ as well. We approach every pet as an individual, tailoring their treatment according to their current, and future, needs.
Core Dog and Cat Vaccines
Core vaccines are considered essential for all pets, and are usually required by law in every state for reasons of public health and safety.
- Rabies (for dogs and cats)
- Canine distemper (dogs only)
- FVRCP (cats only)
Non-Core Dog and Cat Vaccines
Non-core vaccines are not essential for every pet. Instead, these are recommended based on the degree of risk each pet faces in their daily life. Location, lifestyle, and the presence of other animals in the vicinity can determine whether your pet needs additional vaccines.
Non-core vaccines include:
- Bordetella/Kennel cough (dogs only)
- Canine influenza (dogs only)
- Feline leukemia (cats only)
- Leptospirosis (dogs only)
Does Your Pet Have a Vaccine Schedule?
You don’t have to guess which vaccines your pet will need throughout their life. Our team will sit down with you to discuss your pet’s immediate and long-term needs so there will be no uncertainty about their safety. Give us a call at (734) 384-0812 to schedule a vaccination appointment!