Preventative Pet Care

Preventive care is the most important factor in maintaining your pet's health. Please view the information below to learn more about the preventive measures that should routinely be done for your pet.

Birds and other exotic pets often hide signs of illness until they become life threatening. Routine examinations in conjunction with laboratory testing can detect certain infectious and metabolic diseases in the early stages before they become serious illnesses. Annual examination and preventative health care are recommended to help your pet live a long and healthy life.

Vaccine Protocol at Elmwood Park Animal Hospital

Pet Vaccine Protocols

Vaccinations are vital to the health and protection of your pet and serve as a preventive measure to combating viral diseases like Parvovirus, Parainfluenza virus, Distemper, Lyme, Panleukopenia, Feline Leukemia Virus and Rabies. Vaccinations are accompanied by a veterinarian consultation and examination to make certain that your pet's condition is stable enough to receive them.

Vaccinations help to combat diseases by exposing the pet's immune system to the inactive or small amount of a particular form of bacteria or virus. Our doctors will help you decide which vaccines are appropriate for your pet's risk factors. The Proper and timely administration is paramount to ensure optimal protection. Vaccinations are particularly important to young animals that have immature immune systems. Vaccinations generally begin at 6-8 weeks of age and are given every three to four weeks until the series is completed.