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Pet Vaccinations in Charlotte

One of the most basic ways to care for your pet is to be sure they are up to date with their pet vaccinations in Charlotte, NC. At Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Charlotte, our veterinarian in Charlotte NC, Dr. Trish Johnson is here to provide quality care for your pet whether it is a checkup, updating vaccinations such as canine influenza or rabies, or taking care of some other medical need. 

a dog getting vaccinated

Why Vaccinate Your Pet?

Vaccinations for your pets are important because they protect your own pet from illness, as well as any other animals or humans in your pet's life since some diseases in pets can be spread to your family. Even pets that are kept primarily indoors and are not interacting much with other pets may still be susceptible to illnesses they can catch from a stray pest that manages to get in the house, or even from humans.

Vaccinations are designed to prevent diseases that can cause great discomfort and harm to your pet, as well as great expense to you in treating them. By comparison, getting regular vaccines and boosters at our animal hospital in Charlotte is a good way to help ensure that your pet stays as healthy as possible and experiences a good quality of life.

What Vaccinations Should I Consider for My Pet?

The vaccine your pet needs depends on a number of factors, including the type of pet you have, their general health, and their age. There are some common and required vaccines that nearly every pet owner should consider.

Feline Vaccines

The following vaccines are considered standard for cats and are designed to keep them protected, as well as other people and animals around them. 

  • Rabies - A rabies vaccine is required by law in North Carolina, and will protect your cat against a fatal disease.
  • Distemper (FVRCP) - A distemper vaccine for cats will protect them against three different viruses that are highly contagious among cats. To stay up to date, cats need a booster of this vaccine every one to three years.
  • Feline Leukemia (FeLV) - Feline Leukemia is spread via the saliva of cats and is among the first vaccines given to kittens, and regular boosters are highly recommended, as there is no effective treatment for leukemia in cats.

Canine Vaccines

  • Rabies - Rabies is required by law for dogs, just as it is for cats and is considered one of the canine core vaccines, and needs to be updated every 1-3 years.
  • Distemper (DAPP) is a core vaccine that protects against canine distemper, adenovirus type 2, parainfluenza (canine influenza), and parvovirus
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough) is not required by law but is required by many groomers and boarding facilities. It is a respiratory disease that results in uncomfortable coughing, sneezing, and breathing difficulties, and in some cases can lead to pneumonia.
  • Leptospirosis -Is sometimes given as a  solo vaccine,  but can be bundled in with distemper vaccine.It is bacteria spread through the urine of wild animals that causes kidney and liver disease, can be spread to people and collects in places such as standing puddles, ponds, and lakes.
  • Lyme - A bacterial disease spread by ticks, for active outdoor dogs

What to Expect After Pet Vaccinations in Charlotte

When a vaccination is administered, it is meant to activate your pet's immune system and offer protection against the designated diseases. In most cases, there are little or no side effects from the vaccines, but some pets may have a few ill effects, such as soreness of the injection site, loss of appetite, fever, loss of energy, vomiting, diarrhea, lameness, swelling, or hives. More severe side effects may include difficulty breathing, seizures, or collapse.

Although your pet will likely be acting like himself within a day or two, it is a good idea to schedule their vaccination appointment during a time when you or someone you trust can offer a little extra supervision, just in case they need follow up care from their vet in Charlotte.

Meet with Our Pet Vaccination Vet in Charlotte

To get your pet caught up on their vaccinations, or to treat them for another medical need contact Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital of Charlotte at 704-847-4796 to schedule an appointment.

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Office Hours

Monday7:30 - 5:30
Tuesday7:30 - 5:30
Wednesday7:30 - 5:30
Thursday7:30 - 5:30
Friday7:30 - 12:002:00 - 5:30
Saturday8:00 - 12:00
Day Morning
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
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2:00 - 5:30


I have used Dr Johnson ever since she opened this office and my pets love her to death. She is very caring and does not rush you and always answers your questions in layman's terms. She loves her work along with her associates.

Fred H.
Charlotte, NC