Vaccines are products designed to stimulate your pet's immune system to create antibodies that can later fight off infection. They help your pet's immune system prepare for a future threat.
Puppies and kittens are especially susceptible to infections which is why routine vaccinations are so important for them! Once your puppy or kitten has completed their initial round of vaccinations, they will need to repeat some of these yearly to make sure they are protected for the rest of their life!
At Lincoln Land Animal Clinic, getting vaccinations is easy! Our Fear Free® certified team is dedicated to making injections low stress for your four-legged friend. Check out our "We Are Fear Free®" album to see real-life examples of our Fear Free® vaccination methods (videos and pictures coming soon).
We utilize minimal restraint and lots of treats during vaccinations. Many pets, especially puppies and kittens, don't even notice their shots. To see our vaccination methods in action, click here (videos coming soon).
Some vaccination requirements are the same for cats and dogs, but many vaccinations are different. Take a look at the list of common vaccinations below to learn more.
- Feline herpesvirus
- Feline calicivirus
- Feline panleukopenia
- Feline leukemia in kittens
Additional Feline Vaccinations:
- Feline leukemia in adult cats– After your kitten is vaccinated against feline leukemia, only adult cats who go outdoors require protection.
- Feline infectious peritonitis – Multi-cat households may benefit from protection against this virus.
- Canine parvovirus
- Distemper virus
Additional Canine Vaccinations:
- Canine influenza virus – Illinois and areas across the country have seen breakouts of this highly contagious upper respiratory virus.
- Canine parainfluenza virus – When dogs are boarded or around many other dogs, they can be exposed to this respiratory illness.
- Lyme disease – Our area has seen an increase in outbreaks of Lyme disease, which is caused by ticks carrying the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi.
Detailed Vaccination Information
AVMA - Vaccination FAQs
AVMA - About Vaccinations
AVMA - What To Expect After Your Pet's Vaccination