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Vaccines, an Important Tool to Keep You and Your Pet Healthy

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Initial vaccinations begin in the puppy and kitten years and boosters are given throughout your pet’s life. Vaccines protect your dog or cat from contracting avoidable and sometimes fatal diseases. They also protect your family from diseases that can be spread to people.

Let’s Talk About the Right Vaccine Protocol for Your Pet

Our team will recommend specific vaccinations based on lifestyle, age, and the current health status of your pet. We are happy to discuss these factors with you and together come up with a vaccine combination tailored to your pet’s personal needs and risks.

Vaccines for Adult Dogs

Core vaccines, recommended for almost all dogs:

  • Rabies (NC law mandated) 3–year vaccine
  • Distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus 3–year vaccine
  • Leptospirosis (prevalent in NC, contagious to people, can be fatal) yearly

Non-core vaccines, recommended based on risk of exposure:

  • Bordetella intranasal yearly
  • Canine influenza yearly
  • Lyme disease yearly

Vaccines for Adult Cats

Core vaccines, recommended for almost all cats:

  • Rabies (NC law mandated) 3–year vaccine
  • Herpes, calici, and panleukopenia (distemper) 3–year vaccine

Non-core vaccines, recommended based on risk of exposure:

  • Bordetella intranasal yearly
  • Feline leukemia every two years

For more information on cat and dog vaccines, read this informative article on how vaccines work.