In Durham, when you need a veterinarian, look no further than Alexander at the Park Veterinary Hospital. Our animal hospital provides pet care for your dogs for their entire lives. Our vet has more than 30 years of experience and your pets will be treated like members of our family. In North Carolina, only one vaccination is required by law and that is rabies. Your dog must have a rabies vaccination by the age of four months and you must have a rabies tag proving that your dog was vaccinated. The tag has the year it was issued and should be worn at all times.
Common Puppy Vaccinations
Over the first year of your puppy's life, it will have multiple visits to the vet to get vaccinations. The core vaccinations in addition to rabies are canine distemper, canine parvovirus, and canine hepatitis. These are all very serious diseases that you wouldn't want your puppy to get. Depending on your pet's need, your vet may recommend vaccines against Bordetella bronchiseptica, Borrelia burgdorferi, and Leptospira bacteria. These are lifestyle vaccines that are not required but are often a good idea.
Common Adult Dog Vaccinations
The four core vaccines need to be given to your adult dog on a schedule. Rabies is usually given every three years. Your vet will let you know the schedule for the other three vaccines. If you take your dog to a groomer or a kennel, you need to have up-to-date Bordetella vaccinations. These may need to be done every six months.
Contact Our Veterinarian in Durham, NC
If you need a vet or an animal hospital in Durham you can count on Alexander at the Park Veterinary Hospital to provide vaccinations for your dog or puppy. Call our team today at (919) 484-9900 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.