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Pet Vaccinations in Charlotte, NC

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.

a kitty getting vaccinated

Vaccinating Your Puppy or Kitty

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 vaccines
  • Non-core vaccines

Core Vaccines

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 Vaccines

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.

Contact Your Local Vet in Charlotte, NC for Pet Vaccinations

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. 


Pet Vaccines FAQ Answered by Charlotte-based Veterinarian

Getting your pet vaccinated should be an important part to their regular health regime. Many pet owners have concerns about vaccines that should be discussed with your veterinary specialist. Contact Quail Hollow Veterinary Hospital in Charlotte today to get your pet vaccinated. Below are some frequently asked questions about pet vaccines.

FAQ About Pet Vaccines

Vaccines help pets fight off infectious diseases from happening in the future. Vaccines can help prevent diseases and lessen the effects of future diseases. There are two main types of vaccines: core and noncore vaccines. All pets should get core vaccines, which protect your pets against dangerous diseases. Noncore vaccines are for animals that have a particular lifestyle that may expose them to certain diseases.

When should I vaccinate my pets?

Veterinarians usually recommend getting pets vaccinated at least once a year, although some pets may need more or less. Contact your local veterinarian to discuss your pet's vaccine needs.

Why is it important to vaccinate my cat or dog at different life stages?

It's important to vaccinate your cat or dog at different life stages since certain diseases are more prevalent at certain life stages. If you have a puppy or kitten, they should get vaccinated at 8 weeks, 12 weeks, and 16 weeks old.

Are there risks with vaccines?

Vaccines are provided to protect many animals from illness and death. Negative responses to vaccines are minimal. Veterinarians help lower the negative risks with vaccines by giving each pet the vaccine they need in the right injection site. 

What happens after my pet is vaccinated?

A pet may experience side effects after being given a vaccine, which is common. Discuss with your veterinarian what to expect after the vaccination is given to avoid any surprises. If your pet has an allergic reaction, contact your veterinarian right away. 

How can a veterinarian help guide me in choosing vaccines?

A veterinarian can help you with vaccines in many ways. Veterinarians went to school for many years to become an expert in their field. Your veterinarian will be your best resource when it comes to choosing the right vaccines for your pet. Your veterinarian can help you choose the right vaccine for whatever life stage your animal is at, as well as give you different choices and the right information for each vaccine.

Contact Us for Your Veterinary Services Needs in Charlotte, NC.

Set up an appointment with one of the veterinarians at Quail Hollow Veterinary Hospital to get your pet updated on their vaccines. You can contact Quail Hollow Veterinary Hospital at 8408 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28210 or you can call us at 704-278-8000 to set up an appointment.