Core Canine and Feline Vaccinations

Core Canine and Feline Vaccinations

Whether you have a new pet or are caring for the needs of an older adopted pet, you probably want to know what kinds of vaccines are crucial for your pet's wellbeing. At Kindred Care Pet Hospital, we have been vaccinating pets in Richmond for many years. If you are unsure what kind of vaccines your pet needs, read on to learn more.

What Are Core Vaccines?

Core vaccines are critical for a reason. Pet vaccines protect your animal from serious medical issues including rabies, Bordetella, and distemper. Young pets need more vaccines because their immune systems are still developing. As your pet ages, it needs just a few annual vaccines that act as boosters.

Core Canine Vaccines

Two vaccines are essential for dogs, no matter where you live or what kind of lifestyle your pet enjoys. The first core vaccine is the rabies shot. This vaccine is required in many cities and states as a preventative measure to prevent the spread of rabies. Your pet will need booster shots at its annual wellness exams. The distemper shot is also a core vaccine. In truth, this shot prevents a variety of conditions, including distemper, provirus, parainfluenza, and hepatitis. These are potentially fatal disorders in dogs, making this vaccine important.

Core Feline Vaccines

Cats also need two core vaccines to ensure that they are healthy. Felines need a rabies shot. Just as the rabies shot is often legally required for dogs, it is also required for cats. Even indoor cats benefit from this vaccine, which protects against this fatal disease. The FVRCP vaccine is also important for your cat. It protects against three deadly and contagious diseases: panleukopenia, calicivirus, and viral rhinotracheitis.

Make an Appointment for Veterinary Services in Richmond

Kindred Care Pet Hospital administers core vaccines that prevent disease. You can keep your pet safe by making an appointment. Call our Richmond veterinary clinic at (281) 265-0009 to learn more.

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