Pet Vaccines in Gardner, KS
At Oakbrook Animal Hospital, we believe every cat and dog in Gardner deserves a fighting chance to live a long, healthy life. Your pets are vulnerable to many serious but preventable health risks, from rabies to car accidents, and it's our job to minimize or eliminate these risks before they ever suffer. Our pet vaccinations are the best ways to effectively prevent rabies and a variety of other contagious, devastating diseases. If your cat or dog is unprotected, we offer core and non-core vaccines as part of our regular preventative care, so make an appointment today to get them up-to-date on their shots.
Our Gardner Cat Vaccines
Does your favorite feline need to get vaccinated? If your cat or kitten isn't up-to-date on their core cat vaccines, it's time to make an appointment. Some of the most common feline illnesses are highly contagious, and cats can be exposed in many ways. Because all cats face a risk of escaping or coming into contact with other animals, cat vaccines are recommended for indoor-only cats as well as cats who go outside.
Core Vaccines for Cats
Core cat vaccines aren't necessarily required (other than rabies), but they're highly recommended. Our Gardner veterinarians agree that every cat should be vaccinated against the following:
- Rabies – Neurological disease that's always fatal
- Panleukopenia (feline distemper) – Potentially fatal disease
- Feline Herpesvirus – Virus that causes respiratory complications
- Calcivirus – Highly contagious respiratory virus
Non-Core Vaccines for Cats
If your cat spends time outdoors or faces high disease risks for any other reason, they may benefit from additional vaccines. Your Gardner veterinarian may recommend one or more of these non-core cat vaccines:
- Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) – Contagious immunosuppressant disease that can cause cancer
Our Gardner Dog Vaccines
Of course, we also offer pet vaccinations for dogs. Some of these vaccinations are required if you plan to board your dog, but we encourage dog owners to get an annual round of core vaccines regardless of their dog's lifestyle.
Core Vaccines for Dogs
Here are the main recommended vaccines for dogs in Gardner:
- Rabies – We offer three-year vaccines for dogs who have already had their rabies boosters
- Distemper/Parainfluenza – Disease spread by airborne particles, which can cause brain damage and other permanent complications. Three-year vaccines are also available for this condition, which causes coughing and fever
- Parvovirus – Contagious, life-threatening disease that causes vomiting and diarrhea
- Adenovirus – Vaccines protect against two different types of this contagious disease, AKA canine hepatitis and kennel cough, which can lead to organ failure
Non-Core Vaccines for Dogs
Does your dog spend a lot of time in the woods, exposed to potential ticks and mites? Do they socialize with other dogs at a doggy day care? Some pet owners opt for additional vaccines because their dogs are exposed to additional risks. We offer these non-core vaccines for dogs:
- Bordetella – Kennel cough is another name for this contagious condition, which is riskier for puppies
- Lyme Disease – Dogs exposed to ticks should be protected before tick season
- Leptospirosis – This infection is spread by exposure to rodents or standing water
- Canine Influenza – Another respiratory condition that spreads in close quarters
Does your dog or cat need another round of core vaccines? Call Oakbrook Animal Hospital at 913-884-8778 to schedule an appointment with a veterinarian in Gardner today.