Pet vaccinations are an important part of preventative care for both your dog and cat. In fact, our veterinarian at Quail Hollow Veterinary Hospital believes that vaccinating your pet is one the best things you can do to keep your dog or cat as healthy as possible, which enables them to be a part of your family for years to come. Vaccines are also one of the best, and in some cases, the only way, to protect them from getting deadly diseases.
If you have just gotten a new puppy or kitty, it's important to know when to get them vaccinated. You can discuss with our veterinary in Quail Hollow team the best time to get your pet vaccinated. Some animal vaccinations will require a booster in order to ensure the effectiveness of the vaccination. It is very important for your pet to stay on a vaccination schedule. Our animal hospital can provide any type of vaccination that your pet will need.
When it comes to animal vaccinations, they are generally broken down into two categories which include:
Core vaccinations are ones that your pet absolutely needs to protect them from diseases, such as rabies, that can be fatal. Some core vaccinations are given because a particular disease can be highly contagious. Besides getting vaccinated against rabies, some other core vaccinations for dogs might include parvovirus and adenovirus. Rabies and fetal distemper are core vaccinations for cats.
Non-core vaccinations are those that you don't have to give your pet because they have a low risk of getting a particular disease. This can be due to the family history of the animal, the location, whether or not they are around other animals, their age and overall health.
Non-core vaccinations for dogs might include parainfluenza and Lyme disease. One example of a non-core vaccination for cats is the Feline Leukemia Virus.
It's very important to talk to our veterinary in Quail Hollow to determine which pet vaccinations your dog or cat should get, and which ones they might be able to go without. It's important to note that some vaccinations will protect your pet from three or four diseases. This means instead of needing four different shots, they will only need one.
If you need to schedule your pet to get their vaccinations started, don't hesitate to contact Quail Hollow Veterinary Hospital at 704-278-8000. Our animal hospital is conveniently located within Quail Corners Shopping Center, in Charlotte, North Carolina. We proudly service the South Charlotte and Pineville areas of North Carolina, including Quail Hollow, South Park, and Ballantyne.
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