Just like your annual visit to your physician, annual examinations of your pet are an extremely important part of their care. At Old Dominion Animal Hospital, our veterinarians recommend a pet check-up at least once or twice a year depending on your pet’s age and health. Your pet’s visit is the perfect time to update vaccinations, receive nutritional counseling, to discuss any behavior problems and to pick up flea, tick, and heartworm prevention products.
The American Veterinary Medical Association has divided vaccines for cats and dogs into two categories: Core and Noncore. Core vaccines should be given to every pet and Noncore vaccines are recommended only for certain pets in certain situations and environments.
Core vaccines for dogs include: Rabies, Distemper, Canine Adenovirus, and Canine Parvovirus. Other vaccines we might recommend include: Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and Lyme Disease.
The Core vaccines cats include: Rabies, Panleukopenia (Distemper), Feline Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calicivirus. Some other vaccines we might recommend include: Feline Leukemia, Feline Infectious Peritonitis, Bordetella, and Chlamydophila.
We want to make sure we set up a vaccine schedule that is just right for YOUR pet, call us today to schedule your pet’s annual examination.