Your pet can be vulnerable to many different diseases, and preventing these diseases is a critical part of your pet’s health care plan. Cat and dog vaccinations are some of the best defenses modern veterinary medicine has against disease, and they can help your pet live a longer, healthier life.
At Animal Care East, we make sure to develop a customized vaccination plan for every pet based on their lifestyle. In this way, we’re able to give them the best protection with minimal vaccinations.
Schedule a visit for vaccines today to keep up your pet's immunity!
When Does My Pet Need Vaccines?
To maintain their immunity, cats and dogs need routine vaccinations throughout their lives. As puppies and kittens, they’ll be initially protected by antibodies from their mother’s milk, but soon after weaning, those antibodies fade. To boost their immune systems up again, we’ll start them on a series of vaccines during their first year of life.
After their first year, adult cats and dogs receive vaccines on an annual or triennial basis, depending on guidelines from the vaccine manufacturer. Our vaccines are some of the safest in the industry, so your pet gets the most protection with the least amount of risk.
Vaccines We Offer for Pets in Winterville, NC
Vaccines are either core (highly recommended for all pets) or noncore (recommended based on lifestyle). Your veterinarian will work directly with you to develop a custom vaccine plan that suits your pet's unique needs. Our animal hospital offers both core and lifestyle-based vaccines to keep your pet safe wherever they go, and whatever they do!
- Rabies (core)
- DHPP (core)
- Bordetella (noncore, but recommended for most dogs)
- Leptospirosis (noncore)
- Lyme disease (noncore)
- Canine influenza (noncore)
- Rabies (core)
- FVRCP (core)
- Feline leukemia (noncore)
How Safe Are Cat & Dog Vaccines?
Cat and dog vaccines are very safe for our pets. While severe adverse reactions are possible, they are very rare. After vaccinations, it is possible that some pets experience a bit of soreness at the injection site or lethargy, but this is generally mild and passes quickly.