Core Canine and Feline Vaccinations

Dec 27, 2022

There are several vaccinations that cats and dogs need to keep them safe from common diseases. Many very serious diseases can cause pain, reduced quality of life, and even death. When you need veterinary services in Atlanta, contact PetWell Veterinary Healthcare to make an appointment for a health exam and the necessary vaccinations. Some of the core vaccines are mandated by law for all pets and others aren’t mandated but are important for good health. If you want to board your pet or have it groomed, you will have to show that it has had these vaccines.

Core Canine Vaccinations
When you have a dog, it is virtually always mandated that it has to have a rabies vaccination. This can be a one-year shot that is administered or it can be a vaccine that lasts for three years. Another core vaccination is the distemper vaccine. This is necessary to keep dogs protected from a brain-damaging virus that is airborne. Another core vaccination is for parvovirus. This prevents a serious disease in dogs that can lead to the death of the pet. There is also a shot for adenovirus type 1 that protects the pet against developing canine hepatitis. The vaccine called adenovirus type 2 is administered to protect against kennel cough.

Core Feline Vaccinations
Cats need several core vaccinations to protect their health. One of them is for feline distemper. This vaccination protects kittens and adult cats from a serious virus that can be fatal in cats of all ages. This virus attacks a cat’s white blood cells, causing a lot of health problems. The vaccine against feline viral rhinotracheitis, also called FVR, keeps cats protected from the virus that causes herpes in cats. There is a shot for feline caliciviral disease that covers a number of strains of these viruses. Cats also need rabies shots to prevent this fatal virus.

Get High-Quality Veterinary Services in Atlanta, GA
Cats and dogs need their vaccinations every year. If you have a furry friend that hasn’t been vaccinated in a while, call PetWell Veterinary Healthcare today at (404) 856-7500.