Vaccinations for Pets in the Exeter Area
Protect Your Pet & Your Community
Many serious diseases that affect dogs and cats can be prevented with vaccinations. The ASPCA considers vaccines to be one of the key ways that you can keep your pet happy and healthy throughout their lifetime. Vaccines are an inexpensive way to preserve your pet’s health and prevent the need for costly treatments, or even your pet’s premature death. Our Exeter veterinary team will recommend a variety of vaccines for your cat or dog based on their specific needs, lifestyle, and health concerns.
State law requires that your pets be vaccinated against rabies. When was the last time your pet came to see us? Call (603) 642-9111 to make a vaccination appointment with our Exeter veterinary team today.
When you bring your dog in to see us at Veterinary Emergency & Surgery Hospital, our Exeter veterinarians will take a variety of factors into consideration before we recommend a vaccine program for your dog. Factors like age, breed, sex, and lifestyle will inform our recommendation for your pet. However, there are several core vaccines that are considered universally necessary for your dog.
Canine core vaccines include:
- Parvovirus - Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious viral illness that can affect the gastrointestinal system or the cardiac system. Puppies are particularly susceptible to the cardiac form of the illness, which can result in death.
- Canine hepatitis - Also known as adenovirus, canine hepatitis is a viral disease that causes upper respiratory tract infections. It is transmitted by exposure to the nose and mouth and spreads into the bloodstream.
- Distemper - Canine distemper is a contagious and serious viral illness with no known cure. The virus is spread both through the air and by direct or indirect contact with an infected animal. It attacks the respiratory, urogenital, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems.
- Rabies - Rabies is a severe, often fatal, viral infection that affects the central nervous system. It can be transmitted to humans, usually through a bite from an infected carrier. If you suspect your pet has come into contact with an infected animal, bring your pet in to see us right away, even if they have been vaccinated.
In addition to the core vaccines listed above, we may recommend other vaccines based on your pet’s specific needs and risk factors.
Other vaccines we may recommend for your dog include:
Like dogs, cats require a series of vaccines to keep them safe and healthy throughout their life. Even if your cat is an indoor-only pet, our Exeter veterinary team strongly recommends a series of core vaccinations to protect your pet from dangerous or fatal disease.
Feline core vaccines include:
- Rabies - Cats can also be affected by rabies, which is a severe, often fatal viral infection of the central nervous system. Seek medical attention immediately if you think your cat has come into contact with an infected animal.
- Panleukopenia - This disease is the leading cause of death in kittens. This highly contagious virus is spread through direct contact with infected animals or their secretions.
- Calicivirus - Responsible for upper respiratory infections in cats, calicivirus causes ulcers in the mouth which lead to loss of appetite and refusal to eat or drink. It can also cause secondary bacterial infections that can lead to death.
- Rhinotracheitis - As a part of the herpesvirus group, feline viral rhinotracheitis can cause upper respiratory infections and can be transmitted from cat to cat via direct contact.
- Feline leukemia virus - Also referred to as FeLV, this severe disease is the leading cause of death in cats, second only to trauma. The virus causes anemia or lymphoma, which can also predispose cats to other infections because it suppresses the immune system.
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