Pet Vaccinations in North Charleston

Vaccinations Are Your Pet’s Best Protection from Disease

Vaccines are a necessary part of a healthy life. Here in North Charleston, you’d be surprised what kind of diseases may be lurking around (or inside) your home. Pets, especially dogs, are susceptible to these diseases because they use their noses and mouths to investigate their environments. They don’t know the dangers of bacterial infections and viral diseases like we do. That’s why we always talk to pet owners about the significance of pet vaccinations, and work to create a vaccination plan that best suits their animal companion’s lifestyle.

Pet Vaccinations We Recommend

To provide our four-legged patients with the highest level of protection, we offer both core and non-core vaccines. Core vaccines are considered essential to your pet’s health, while non-core vaccines are administered according to your pet’s lifestyle and risk of exposure to certain diseases.

Dogs

  • Rabies vaccine (core)
  • DHLPC (core)*
  • Leptospirosis (strongly recommended)
  • Bordetella-parainfluenza (non-core)
  • Canine influenza vaccine (non-core)
    • H3N2 strain
    • H3N8 strain
  • Lyme vaccine (non-core)

Cats

  • Rabies vaccine (core)
  • FVRCP (feline distemper, core)
  • Feline leukemia (non-core)

*DHLPPC stands for Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, and Coronavirus. The DHLPC vaccine provides pets with protection against all of these viruses.

Determining Your Pet’s Vaccine Plan 

No two pets in and around North Charleston will have the exact same lifestyle and home environment. Your veterinarian will discuss all of your pet’s vaccine requirements with you during their wellness visit. This is an opportune time to bring up any questions or concerns, and to provide us with a little bit of history about your pet so we can develop the best treatment plan for them. The following factors will help us decide what vaccines are right for your dog/cat:

  • Breed
  • Weight/size
  • Age
  • Frequency of travel
  • Environment
  • Risk of exposure
  • Socialization with other animals
  • Medical history
Pet Vaccinations in North Charleston

Just like with us, our pets’ healthcare protocols will change over time, particularly due to aging. Our treatment plans are completely flexible, accommodating cats and dogs through every stage of life to keep them healthy for as long as possible.

If you have any questions about our vaccines or need to schedule an appointment to get your pet up to date, give us a call at 1-843-554-4361.