Do you want your pet to live a long and healthy life? Has your pet been thoroughly protected from life-threatening diseases? At Pet Care Clinic of the High Country, we provide personalized vaccination protocols for each of our patients.
Our individualized pet vaccination schedules are based on specific factors such as your pet’s lifestyle, age, personal needs, and risk of exposure to disease. We recommend that all pets be protected from the diseases they’re most likely to come into contact with. Our veterinarians will work with you and use your input to determine your pet’s risk of exposure, ensuring that your pet receives the disease protection that they require.
Why Vaccinate Your Pet
Vaccinations are a vital component of any pet’s healthcare plan. You can better equip your pet’s body to fight off potentially fatal illnesses by making sure they stay current on their vaccinations. Vaccines are designed to supply your pet’s immune system with disease-fighting antibodies that help their bodies ward off infection and keep them healthier in the long run.
Core vs. Non-Core Vaccines
There are two different types of vaccines: core and non-core. Core vaccines are vaccinations that are considered to be essential for every pet. The vaccine for rabies, for example, is a core vaccine for both cats and dogs. DHPP, which offers protection against:
FVRCP is a core vaccine that protects cats against:
Feline viral rhinotracheitis
Non-core vaccines may or may not be recommended for your pet based on their lifestyle or risk of exposure. For example, if your dog spends a lot of time at doggie daycare, they’ll need to be protected against Kennel Cough, which is a highly contagious upper respiratory condition. Also, if you and your dog enjoy lots of outdoor adventures together, you’ll need to have them vaccinated against Lyme disease, which can be contracted from ticks.
If you have any questions about pet vaccines or if you’d like to schedule an appointment, feel free to give us a call at 828-268-1159. We’d be happy to talk with you about your pet’s healthcare needs!