To protect your pet from the threat of infection and help lower the spread of disease in your community, talk to your veterinarian about having them vaccinated. Cat and dog vaccinations are a major benefit both to your pet’s health and the public’s health, because they control a variety of diseases, including zoonotic diseases, which may also affect humans. Here at Boughton Square Animal Clinic in Bolingbrook, we recommend starting your pet’s vaccinations when they are 6-8 weeks old. This helps them build up their immunity over time and become more resistant to infection in the future.
Are Cat and Dog Vaccines Safe?
Pet vaccines are safer than ever, and our veterinarians are highly considerate of each pet’s individual needs. We know that too many vaccines can be just as harmful to your pet as no vaccines at all, which is why we separate individual booster shots by 3-4 weeks and use the highest-quality vaccines available.
Additionally, we will only give your pet the vaccines they actually need for their protection. If we determine that your dog or cat is unlikely to be exposed to a certain virus, such as kennel cough or feline leukemia, we will not recommend giving them that vaccine.
Vaccine reactions in pets are rare, but we always keep an eye out for them and encourage you to contact us if you believe your pet is having an adverse reaction.