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Give your pets the best chance at a long and healthy life!

At the Vet

Preventative Care is the most important aspect of keeping your pets in good health. To give your pets the best chance at a long and healthy life, regular immunizations, routine wellness exams, and preventative medicines are recommended. A core part of preventative health is making sure your pets are immunized from a host of illnesses, including some which can be deadly. We take pride in our thorough approach to your pet's wellness and help guide you into making the most informed decisions concerning the well-being of your beloved animals.

What vaccines do my animals need? 


  • Rabies Vaccine: In 2021, there were 103 cases of Rabies in the state of South Carolina. Protecting our pets from this fatal disease is one of the most important things that we can do to help them and society. By state law, cats and dogs are required to have an up to date rabies vaccine. 

  • DHPP Vaccine: Also known as the distemper vaccine, the DHPP vaccine prevents the serious and often deadly illnesses Distemper, Hepatitis (Adenovirus-1 and Adenovirus-2), Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza. Distemper is an often deadly disease with no known cure, causing symptoms such as fever, nasal discharge, vomiting, diarrhea, and at advanced stages, seizures and paralysis. Parvovirus is a deadly disease that is incredibly common in South Carolina, causing symptoms such as vomiting and bloody diarrhea and requiring round the clock hospitalization to treat. By keeping your pets DHPP vaccine up to date, you are investing in your dog's long-term health.   

  • Leptospirosis Vaccine:  Leptospirosis is a disease that dogs, rodents, wildlife, and even humans can contract. It is usually spread by water or soil that has been contaminated by urine or feces of an infected animal. Lepto presents with flu-like symptoms and as it progresses, it damages the liver and kidneys and can result in liver and kidney failure. Leptospirosis can be transmitted to humans, making it even more important to ensure your pet is up to date on their yearly lepto vaccine. 

  • Bordetella Vaccine (Kennel Cough): If your pet goes to a groomer, daycare/boarding facility, dog park, pet store, or has any interactions with other pets, we strongly recommend vaccinating against Bordetella. This vaccine will help protect them from kennel cough, a bacterial infection that results in a hacking cough and sneezing that can sometimes progress into pneumonia if left untreated. Kennel Cough is a highly contagious respiratory infection, so it is best to keep your animals vaccinated just to be safe. While the vaccine is guaranteed for 1 year, we recommend vaccinating against kennel cough every 6 months. 

  • Feline Combo (FVRCP) Vaccine: The FVRCP vaccine, also known as the feline distemper vaccine, is the core feline vaccine that protects your cat from Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia. Rhinotracheitis includes symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, and drooling, and if left untreated can result in severe dehydration and even death. Calicivirus impacts the respiratory system and causes ulcers in a cat's mouth. If left untreated it can lead to pneumonia. Panleukopenia can result in fever, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and can result in serious complications and death within just a day of onset. By vaccinating your cat with this core vaccine, these illnesses can be easily prevented. 

  • Feline Leukemia Vaccine (FeLV): Feline leukemia is a viral infection that presents with a wide variety of symptoms and is the most common cause of cancer in cats. Feline Leukemia is a contagious disease in which cats can contract it from the saliva of other cats. This usually occurs from grooming each other, sharing food/water bowls, fighting with other cats, or from mother to kittens. A yearly vaccine protects felines from this serious illness.

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