Sneads Ferry Pet Vaccinations
Convenient Vaccinations for Dogs, Cats, Small Mammals, Birds, and More in Sneads Ferry, NC
Vaccines are an important part of protecting your pet’s health and well-being. By getting your pet vaccinated, you help shield them from serious illnesses that could potentially trigger devastating or even life-threatening consequences. Vaccines help to build up your pet’s immunity so they can better fight off infections and other diseases. It is stronger recommended that all pets receive the necessary vaccinations in order to remain healthy and safe.
At All Pets Animal Hospital, we aim to make vaccines easy. Our friendly staff offers a full suite of pet vaccinations in Sneads Ferry, NC for dogs, cats, birds, and small, domesticated mammals. We can evaluate your pet’s circumstances, including any existing vaccination record, and quickly determine what vaccines they need to stay safe and healthy. If you have questions about vaccinations, we are happy to discuss their benefits and provide you with comprehensive information about the recommended vaccinations for your pet. Protecting your pet is our top priority, and we are prepared to provide you with the attentive, dependable care you need for peace of mind.
If you are ready to get your pet vaccinated, we invite you to call (910) 776-1226 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you.
What Vaccines Does My Dog or Cat Need?
The vaccines your pet will need will depend on their species, age, lifestyle, and other situational factors, including any known health conditions. Some vaccinations are strongly recommended, some are optional, and some are required by state law.
In North Carolina, all dogs, cats, and ferrets must be vaccinated against rabies before they become four months of age. Dogs, cats, and ferrets must also receive boosters every twelve months, meaning they need to be revaccinated against rabies annually. (A rabies vaccination dose that lasts three years, with a slightly different initial booster schedule, may also be available.) This vaccine is not optional, and for good reason: Rabies is a fatal disease to dogs, cats, and ferrets, and there is no cure. Prevention is the only treatment.
All dogs should receive the core “DAPP” vaccine, while all cats should get the feline distemper shot. Both of these combination vaccines protect against multiple diseases. For dogs, the DAPP vaccine protects against the canine parvovirus, the canine distemper virus, the canine parainfluenza virus, and the canine adenovirus types 1 and 2. For cats, the feline distemper shot protects against feline viral rhinotracheitis (also known as feline herpes), feline panleukopenia (also known as feline distemper), and the calicivirus leukemia virus.
Depending on your dog’s unique circumstances, you should also consider getting them vaccinated for:
- Bordetella bronchiseptica
- Borrelia burgdorferi
- Canine Influenza Virus-H3N2
- Canine Influenza Virus-H3N8
- Crotalus atrox
Depending on your cat’s unique circumstances, you should consider getting them vaccinated for:
Our pet vaccination services in Sneads Ferry, NC include a personalized plan for your pet, including organized revaccination schedules so that you never miss a booster. After a careful evaluation of their lifestyle and risk factors, we will walk you through what vaccinations we recommend and why.
When Should I Get My Pet Vaccinated?
You should generally begin vaccinating your young puppy or kitten when they are between six and eight weeks of age. The typical vaccination schedule will last until your puppy or kitten is sixteen weeks of age. To keep their immunity strong (and to comply with state laws), your pet will likely need boosters annually or every three years. As part of your pet’s regular physical checkups, we will continue to monitor them for potential health concerns and make adjustments to their vaccination plan, especially as your dog or cat gets older.
If you have adopted an older dog, cat, or small mammal and are unsure of their vaccination status, we encourage you to reach out to your office right away. We can determine the vaccination your adult pet needs to stay protected.
Does My Pet Bird Need Vaccines?
Many birds kept as pets do not require vaccinations. In some cases, it may be prudent to explore the polyomavirus vaccine for parrots, which should generally be administered starting when the bird is 21 days of age.
Even if no vaccines are required, it is very important that pet birds receive annual checkups with a seasoned veterinarian. Birds are susceptible to disease and can deteriorate rapidly if an illness is not caught early. Getting a regular examination helps ensure that your pet bird will live a long, healthy, and happy life.
Our pet vaccination services in Sneads Ferry, NC include assistance with more than dogs or cats. If you have additional questions about vaccinations for birds, ferrets, or other small mammals, do not hesitate to call (910) 776-1226 or contact All Pets Animal Hospital online.
Monday - Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Suites C & D
Sneads Ferry, NC 28460
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