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Puppy Vaccinations

Vaccinations are an essential part of responsible puppy care. They help protect your furry friend from serious and potentially life-threatening diseases. These diseases can be highly contagious and can spread easily among puppies, especially those who socialize with other dogs. At Pasquotank Animal Hospital in Elizabeth City, NC, we provide vaccinations to keep your pets healthy and improve their wellness.

Puppy Vaccination

Consulting with Our Veterinarians

Before considering any vaccinations, it's imperative to schedule a puppy medical exam with our veterinarians. During this examination, we will assess your puppy's overall health and discuss its vaccination requirements based on factors like breed, age, and lifestyle. This personalized approach ensures that your pet receives the necessary protection without over-vaccination.

Core Vaccinations for Puppies

Core vaccinations are those recommended for all puppies, regardless of their lifestyle or environment. These vaccines protect against highly contagious and potentially fatal diseases, such as canine distemper, canine parvovirus, and canine adenovirus. Typically, a series of vaccinations are administered at around 6-8 weeks of age, with boosters given every few weeks until the puppy is 16-20 weeks old.

Non-Core Vaccinations

In addition to core vaccinations, our veterinarians may recommend non-core vaccinations based on your puppy's risk factors. These vaccines target diseases that are prevalent in certain geographic regions or environments, such as leptospirosis, Lyme disease, and canine influenza. The decision to administer non-core vaccines will depend on your puppy's lifestyle, travel habits, and local disease prevalence.

Vaccination Schedule

Following the recommended vaccination schedule is crucial to ensure your puppy develops immunity against infectious diseases. Missing or delaying vaccinations can leave your puppy vulnerable to illness and may require restarting the vaccination series. It's essential to keep accurate records of your furry friend’s vaccinations and schedule regular check-ups with our vets to stay on track.

Contact us for an Appointment Today!

To learn more about puppy vaccinations or to schedule your visit, contact Pasquotank Animal Hospital in Elizabeth City, NC, at (252) 264-3371 today. We are happy to provide you with additional information and set you up with an appointment. When you need a veterinarian near me, our team looks forward to assisting you!