Vaccines are an essential part of your pet's protection against serious infectious diseases. Some diseases are common, easily spread, even deadly, making vaccines imperative for your pet. We're here to help you determine the best protocol for your pet. All vaccines at Fullerton Animal Clinic are given in conjunction with a thorough physical examination our philosophy is to tailor the vaccines given to the individual needs of each patient.

Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal condition caused by parasitic worms living in the arteries of the lungs and occasionally in the right side of the heart of dogs and cats. A monthly administration of a Heartworm preven­tative medication should be initiated to prevent this serious disease.

Vaccinations for your dog

Most day care and boarding facilities require your dog's vaccinations to be up to date, this ensures the health and well being of every ones pet. Law requires many vaccinations.

• Distemper • Parvovirus • Hepatitis • Bordetella • Lyme • Rabies • Fecal

VERY IMPORTANT PUPPY CARE: Vaccines should be given every 3 weeks until the puppy is 4 months old. Stopping vaccines early, no matter how many vaccines the puppy has already had, is not advised. A dog's immune system may not fully respond to many vaccines until it is 4 months old.

Vaccinations for your cat

Core vaccinations are those that should be obtained regardless of the cat's lifestyle. Indoor and outdoor cats both require vaccinations. Just like vaccinations for dogs law in the city of Chi­cago requires several vaccinations.

• Rabies • Feline leukemia • Bordetella • Ringworm • Fecal

VERY IMPORTANT KITTEN CARE: Vaccines should be given until the kitten has completed the entire series. Stopping vaccines early is not advised. A cats immune system may not fully respond to an incomplete series or one stopped before 4 months of age.