Cat & Dog Vaccinations in Hudson, NC

Vaccinating your dog or cat can

protect them from harmful diseases and viruses.

That’s why we recommend that all dogs and cats be vaccinated on a regular basis, starting when they’re puppies and kittens.

Vaccinations should always be a fixture in your pet’s healthcare regimen since they provide protection against a variety of harmful diseases. Cat and dog vaccines are designed to mimic these diseases with antigens that trigger your pet’s immune system to create antibodies. These antibodies are your companion’s first line of defense against infection and can play a big role in keeping them healthy year after year! Here at Hudson Animal Hospital, we work with you to build a tailored vaccination schedule for your pet, so they can enjoy maximum protection with minimal risk of side effects.

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Core Vs. Non-Core Pet Vaccines

What’s the difference between core and non-core vaccines, which the American Animal Hospital Association recommends for cats and dogs? 

Core vaccines are considered essential to all dogs and cats, regardless of their lifestyle or risk of exposure. 

Non-core vaccines are optional vaccines we recommend based on your pet’s lifestyle. For example, if your cat spends time around other cats, they are more at risk for contagious viruses like feline leukemia. This exposure risk makes the non-core FeLV vaccine a critical part of your feline’s vaccination schedule.

Our team at Hudson Animal Hospital can customize a vaccination schedule for your pet at your next visit. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and put your mind at ease if you have any concerns. Your companion’s safety is always our highest priority!

Core and Non-Core Dog Vaccines

Core Dog Vaccines

  • Canine distemper*
  • Canine hepatitis/adenovirus*
  • Canine parvovirus*
  • Canine parainfluenza*
  • Rabies (required by law)

*These vaccines are often collectively referred to as DHPP or DAPP.

Non-Core Dog Vaccines

  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme
  • Bordetella (kennel cough)

Core and Non-Core Cat Vaccines

Core Cat Vaccines

  • Rabies (required by law)
  • Feline viral rhinotracheitis*
  • Feline calicivirus *
  • Feline panleukopenia*

*These vaccines are often collectively referred to as FVRCP.

Non-Core Cat Vaccines

  • Feline leukemia virus (FeLV)

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