core vaccines for cats & dogs

Here at Normandy Animal Hospital, we recommend a series of core (essential) vaccines for your pet. We can customize a cat or dog vaccination schedule to meet your pet’s specific needs during the wellness exam.  Depending on your pet’s risk of exposure to certain viruses and diseases, we may recommend non-core vaccines as well, such as Bordetella and feline leukemia.

Recommended core vaccines for dogs:

  • Rabies: The rabies virus is almost always fatal, and both animals and humans are at risk for infection. Most states require that dogs receive regular rabies vaccinations to keep them safe.

  • DHPP: Commonly called the “distemper shot,” this is a combination vaccine that provides protection against distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvovirus.

Recommended core vaccines for cats:

  • Rabies: (see above)

  • FVRCP: This is a combination vaccine that protects against feline viral rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia (often referred to as “feline distemper”).

make an appointment to discuss your pet's vaccinations

We understand that your pet is unique and that no single vaccine protocol will be ideal for all pets in all situations. At Normandy Animal Hospital, our goal is to work with you to develop a vaccination schedule and ongoing booster routine that takes into account your pet’s lifestyle, overall health, and risk for exposure to infectious diseases. Vaccines help pets live longer, healthier lives, and protecting your pet is our priority.

Call us today to set up an appointment to discuss your pet’s vaccination needs.