Vaccines play a key role in your dog or cat's pet wellness program. Vaccines keep your pet safe from contagious diseases like rabies and distemper that can threaten his health and life. Vaccines also curtail the spread of diseases to people and other pets. Some pet diseases can be passed onto humans, putting your family at risk of getting sick from your pet. Pet vaccinations protect you, your family, your pet, and other animals your pet may come in contact with. If you live in Elizabeth City or one of the surrounding communities, have your pet vaccinated at Pasquotank Animal Hospital.
How Pet Vaccines Work
Vaccinating your pet stimulates his immune system to combat the agents causing that sickness or disease. Some vaccines protect your pet against contracting the disease, while others minimize the symptoms of the disease so your pet can recover quicker. Either way, vaccines support pet wellness, so your furry friend can live a longer, healthier life.
Although outdoor pets are more vulnerable to contagious diseases, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t vaccinate your indoor pet. If you take your indoor pet on outings or visits to friends with pets, you inadvertently put him at risk of being exposed to sickness or disease. Our veterinarians recommend vaccinating both indoor and outdoor pets to safeguard their health.
Types of Pet Vaccines
Pet vaccines are divided into two categories: core and non-core vaccines. Core vaccines are recommended for all pets as they provide protection against serious diseases like rabies and distemper that can lead to death. Non-core vaccines are given to pets at high risk of certain diseases due to their location or lifestyle.
- Core vaccines for dogs include rabies and a distemper combination shot that offers protection against distemper, Parvovirus, and Adenovirus.
- Core vaccines for cats include rabies, Panleukopenia (distemper), Rhinotracheitis, and Calicivirus.
We will personalize a vaccination schedule for your cat or dog to coincide with his age, health, breed, and lifestyle.
The Importance of Vaccinating Your Pet
As a pet owner, you’re responsible for your pet’s health, safety, and welfare. Vaccines are an essential part of your pet’s wellness care. Vaccines keep your pet safe from diseases that can rob him of good health or even lead to premature death. Vaccinating your pet shows your love and concern for your furry friend.
See Our Veterinarians in Elizabeth City for Pet Vaccinations
We are happy to answer any questions that you may have regarding pet vaccinations. Call our team today at (252) 264-3371 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians at Pasquotank Animal Hospital.