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Preventative Chicago Animal Care

Pet Vaccinations & MicrochippingVaccinations

Immunizations are one of the best tools we have available in preventive medicine. The key to using dog/cat vaccines appropriately is to determine which diseases each particular pet may be at risk for, then vaccinate for those diseases no more than necessary. We believe that our balanced approach to pet vaccines is the best way to protect your pet from disease and minimize the risk of an adverse reaction to a vaccine.

We provide core vaccines for puppies, such as DA2PP (also known as, the “Distemper Combo”), Bordetella, Leptospirosis and Rabies. For cats we can provide the FVRCP vaccines, FeLV and Rabies. We’ll be happy to explain when we feel these vaccines ought to be administered, and what vaccines you should consider once your pet—whether dog or cat—becomes an adult.

Pet Microchipping

How would you find a lost pet if its tag becomes lost or unreadable, or if you happen to be traveling and your pet wanders off?
Studies have shown that more than 10 million pets get lost each year and about 90 percent would not be returned to their owner unless they have some form of permanent lost pet identification. Getting lost is the number one cause of pet death.

This is why Metropolitan Veterinary Center uses international microchips as a standard of care for all of our feline and canine patients. With a microchip, your pet can be identified quickly and easily by animal control officers, shelters, and veterinary hospitals. Pet microchips are safe, unalterable and permanent identification for pets.

Our Chicago vet clinic offers complimentaty registration and customer service seven days per week, 24 hours per day, and worldwide coverage since our pet microchips can be read by any International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compliant scanner in the world.