Pet Vaccinations

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At Ansede Animal Hospital in Raleigh, NC, we offer pet vaccinations keeping your furry friends’ health is up-to-date.

Similar to you, a pet’s health can be affected by the weather and environment. This makes proper pet vaccinations vital in protecting  them from the many types of illnesses they are susceptible to. It’s important to consult with us about the unique risks of living in our region.

We will be happy to discuss the benefits of protecting your pet, as well as, provide you with information on the required Vaccinations for your pet.

Benefits of Vaccinations

  • Prevents Your Pets Serious Illness

  • Some Vaccinations Are Required by Law

  • Healthier Lifestyle

  • Lower Risk of Disease

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What Vaccinees Does My Puppy or Kitten Need?


Core Vaccines

These are essential for all puppies and kittens, regardless of their lifestyle or environment. Core vaccines typically protect against highly contagious and potentially serious diseases. For dogs, core vaccines often include distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus, and rabies. Kittens commonly receive core vaccines for feline distemper (panleukopenia), feline herpesvirus, and feline calicivirus.


Non-Core Vaccines

These vaccines are recommended based on your pet’s risk of exposure to certain diseases. For example, if your puppy spends time in areas where Lyme disease is prevalent, your veterinarian may recommend vaccinating against it. Similarly, outdoor cats may benefit from additional vaccines to protect against diseases like feline leukemia virus (FeLV) or feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV).

It’s essential to consult with your veterinarian to develop a vaccination schedule tailored to your puppy or kitten’s specific needs. Your veterinarian will consider factors such as your pet’s age, health status, lifestyle, and local disease prevalence when determining which vaccines are necessary.

Do Indoor Pets Need Vacinations? 

One common misconception among pet owners is that indoor pets don’t require vaccinations because they are not exposed to the same risks as outdoor pets. However, indoor pets can still benefit from vaccinations for several reasons:

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Risk of Exposure

While indoor pets may have limited exposure to outdoor pathogens, they can still come into contact with disease-causing agents. For example, if you have visitors who have outdoor pets or if you take your pet to grooming facilities or boarding kennels, they may encounter infectious diseases.

Preventive Measure

Vaccinations are a preventive measure against potentially serious diseases, even if the risk of exposure is low. By vaccinating your indoor pet, you provide them with an additional layer of protection against preventable illnesses.

Compliance with Regulations

In many regions, certain vaccines, such as rabies vaccine for dogs and cats, are required by law, regardless of whether the pet spends time indoors or outdoors. Ensuring your pet is up-to-date on vaccinations not only protects their health but also keeps you in compliance with local regulations.

Ultimately, vaccinating your indoor pet is an essential aspect of responsible pet ownership. Consult with your local veterinarian at Anseded Animal Hospital to determine the appropriate vaccination schedule for your pet based on their individual needs and lifestyle.