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Core Canine and Feline Vaccinations

What Are Core Canine and Feline Vaccinations?

Unfortunately, pets can be exposed to many dangerous diseases. They can even spread these diseases to other animals and people. If you’re welcoming a pet into your home and family, make sure that he or she is fully vaccinated.  With dog vaccinations and cat vaccinations, you can reduce the risk posed to both you and your pets by dangerous diseases. Looking for a veterinarian in Carmel Valley and Del Mar, CA? Contact All Creatures Hospital right away!

When it comes to vaccines, there are two different types: core and non-core. A core cat or dog vaccination is one that every animal should get. A non-core dog or cat vaccination is typically optional. Whether or not a pet should get a non-core vaccination often comes down to their lifestyle and other factors.

Core Dog Vaccinations Explained

A core vaccine is a vaccination that every eligible pet should get. Typically, core vaccines cover dangerous diseases, such as rabies. If an unvaccinated animal contracts rabies, death is almost certain. Perhaps worse, some dangerous diseases, including rabies, can easily be spread to people and other animals.

Core canine vaccines include Adenovirus-2, Rabies, Parvovirus, Distemper Virus Vaccines. Every dog should get these vaccines, and some of them may be required by law. Our vet may also recommend certain non-core vaccines, depending on your pet’s lifestyle and the local environment.

Core Cat Vaccinations Explained

Just like with dogs, certain core vaccinations are recommended for every feline. Rabies is one core vaccine, but there are others too, including Feline Calicivirus, Herpesvirus 1, and Panleukopenia Virus Vaccines. Our veterinarian may recommend certain non-core vaccines depending on your cat’s lifestyle.

Vaccinations are an important part of preventative healthcare for pets. You should also take steps to prevent parasites, like ticks and fleas, using various treatments.

Are Vaccines Safe for My Cat, Dog, or Other Pet?

Vaccines currently in the market are very safe. They have been tested over many years. Speak with our Veterinarians to learn more.

Want to get your dog or cat vaccinated? Contact us at All Creatures Hospital and talk with our veterinarian in Carmel Valley and Del Mar, CA!

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