Pet Vaccinations from Your Durham and Chapel Hill Veterinarian
At New Hope Animal Hospital, our job is to help your pet to remain healthy and an active part of your family. For this to happen, your pet will need to have vaccinations at various times during their life. Pet vaccinations are not optional for most pets and they should be carefully considered and administered by your vet to ensure your pet is able to maintain his or her health. When you visit your veterinarian in Durham and Chapel Hill, we'll help you to see the value and importance of vaccinations.
Why Do Your Pets Need Vaccinations?
Vaccinations are a type of treatment designed to trigger your pet's immune system so it can build up protections for future risks. Vaccinations help prepare your pet's immune system by allowing it to naturally build antibodies against diseases. They give your pet a type of immunity that protects their lives from life-threatening diseases.
It's widely accepted that vaccinations have prevented the death and illnesses of millions of animals in the United States. Vaccinations can give your pet the ability to avoid life-threatening conditions that have no cure or are hard to treat.
Why Your Pet Needs Vaccinations at Different Life Stages
Pet vaccinations begin with pets at a young age. Puppy vaccinations and kitten vaccinations give your pet the most important protections at the start of their lives. Yet, care needs to continue beyond this. Once your pet receives core vaccinations, he or she will need boosters over their lifetime, generally every few years. This ensures the right level of immunity remains present.
Pet Vaccinations Available from Your Vet
Pet vaccinations offered in our office are numerous. We offer the treatments your pets need. This includes the following:
- Rabies and DHPP vaccinations that protect against hepatitis, parainfluenza, parvovirus, and distemper
- Bordetella or kennel cough
- FVRCP shots which protect against viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and feline distemper
- H3N2, which is also known as canine influenza
- Feline leukemia shots in some situations
How Your Vet Can Help You with Dog Vaccination and Cat Vaccination Needs
Dog vaccination and cat vaccination is essential to the well-being of your animal. However, it is also important for your pet to receive the right vaccinations at the right times in their lives. Our goal is to work with you to create a vaccination schedule that meets your pet's needs. When you visit your vet, we'll create a schedule that provides your pet with recommended vaccinations based on their age, weight, and overall health.
Aside from creating and keeping a vaccination schedule, your vet will also work with you to ensure your pet is healthy before and after these vaccinations. Our goal is to help educate you on the options available to you while also providing you with the insight you need to make the right decisions by balancing risk.
Schedule an Exam with Your Veterinarian in Durham and Chapel Hill Today
Call our offices at New Hope Animal Hospital today. Schedule your dog and cat vaccinations during your next wellness appointment. We're your trusted veterinarian in Durham and Chapel Hill. Call: 919-490-2000.