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Pet Vaccinations Offer Reliable Disease Protection

You can’t protect your pet by keeping them in a bubble, but you can have them vaccinated regularly. Companion Animal Hospital Wicker Park uses only the safest vaccines for dogs and cats and follows protocols that prevent overvaccination. While preventing the spread of disease is paramount, it’s also important that we vaccinate your pet only when they truly need it. That’s why we aim to get to know your pet and provide them with a customized vaccine plan.

Every Pet Needs Protection

The diseases that can affect our four-legged friends are a very real threat. Not only because some, such as rabies and distemper, are deadly, but because they can spread very quickly and easily. Some disease-causing bacteria can live on surfaces for more than 24 hours. One sneeze can spread the flu to other dogs, and just one bite can infect a pet with rabies, distemper, or leukemia (cats).

Overall, pet vaccinations are an easy, tried-and-true way to protect your pet from these and other diseases.

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Vaccines We Recommend for Dogs and Cats

Our animal hospital carries a variety of core (essential) and noncore (risk-based) vaccines for pets:

Dogs

  • Rabies*
  • Distemper (DHPP combo)*
  • Bordetella 
  • Canine Influenza 
  • Leptospirosis

Cats

  • Rabies*
  • Feline distemper (FVRCP)*
  • Leukemia (recommended for outdoor cats)

*Rabies and both canine distemper and feline distemper are core vaccines for dogs and cats.

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Knowing What Your Pet Needs

Your pet will not likely need every vaccine we offer. Their health, lifestyle, and age can help us determine which vaccines your pet will truly need. If their circumstances change, consult your veterinarian to see if a vaccine needs to be added or removed from your pet’s schedule. We can easily guide you in making the most informed decisions about their continued protection from disease.

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