1319 Archdale Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217


  • Wellness Care and Vaccines

    Wellness Care and Vaccines AT OUR ANIMAL CLINIC IN CHARLOTTE, NC

    Your pet can benefit greatly from yearly wellness examinations or checkups at our animal clinic in Charlotte, NC. Wellness examinations provide an excellent opportunity for our animal hospital to conduct a thorough physical examination and develop a health profile for your pet. This information will help us identify medical problems and any other issues that can affect your pet’s health and quality of life.

    During the wellness exam, the doctor examines fifteen parameters plus he evaluates your pet’s weight and body condition. We’ll use the wellness visit to ask you questions about your pet’s behavior, appetite, exercise habits, and regular activities at home. This is also an excellent time for us to discuss any routine diagnostic testing that may benefit your pet or to recommend any vaccinations that may be due. If your pet seems healthy, a wellness examination is a good opportunity to note any changes, such as weight gain or loss or other subtle changes that may not be evident at home. Sometimes, information obtained during a wellness examination can help detect early signs of illness and address health issues before they progress. It is also a good time for you to ask any questions you have about your pet’s health, diet, behavior, or other concerns.


    When it comes to puppy shots and canine vaccinations we want to ensure that your puppy and dogs are properly taken care of. Canine core vaccines are vaccinations that can be given to any canine regardless of their vaccination history. Canine non-core vaccines are vaccinations that are given to dog's depending on their risk to exposure.

    Canine Core Vaccines:

    • Canine Parvovirus: Highly contagious viral disease that attacks cell’s in a dog’s body. This can be transmitted by any person, animal or object that comes into contact with infected feces.
    • Canine Distemper: Affects the CNS, respiratory, gastrointestinal and conjunctival membranes of the eye in a dog. This virus is passed from dog to dog through direct contact from blood, urine or saliva.
    • Canine Hepatitis: This is an infectious acute liver disease that is caused by the adenovirus type-1 in dogs. This is spread through urine, feces, blood saliva and nasal discharge of infected canines.
    • Rabies: Passed on by a bite through other infected animals. This virus affects the brain and spinal cords.

    Canine Non-Core Vaccines:

    • Bordetella bronchiseptica: This type of respiratory disease in dogs is easily contracted resulting in a hacking cough type of sound. This can be easily transmitted through air or direct contact.
    • Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme Disease): Bacterial illness that is transmitted by the spirochete bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi found in black-legged tick, Ixodes scapularis. This is usually found in tall grasses, thick brush, woods and marshes.
    • Leptospirosis: This type of infection can be spread from dogs to humans. This infection occurs when a dog has exposure to wild animals, rodents and farm animals or drinking from rivers, lake, streams or roaming on rural properties.



    At Archdale Animal Hospital we administer. Kitten shots and feline vaccinations to ensure that your kitten and cat are properly taken care of. Feline core vaccines are vaccinations that can be given to any feline regardless of their vaccination history. Feline non-core vaccines are vaccinations that are given to cat's depending on their risk to exposure.

    Feline Core Vaccines:

    • Feline Herpesvirus 1 (FHV1): Common cause of eye and upper respiratory infections in cats. It is not contagious to people and other species of animals. This is transmitted from cat to cat through coughing, sneezing, grooming or living with an infected cat.
    • Feline Calicivirus (FCV)
    • Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV) (Feline distemper): Highly contagious and life-threatening viral disease in cats that primarily attack the blood cells, intestinal tract bone marrow and stem cells.
    • Rabies: Affects the CNS of a cat and primarily transmitted through a bite from a disease carrier.

    Feline Non-Core Vaccines:

    • Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV): Generally transmitted from cat to cat contact through large amounts of saliva, grooming, nasal secretion, urine, feces and milk from infected cats.
    • Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV): This is generally transmitted through deep bite wounds from cat to cat or transmission from an FIV positive mother cat to her kitten. 
    • Chlamydophila felis: Contagious amongst cats and transmission is through close contact with cats.
    • Bordetella bronchiseptica:This bacterial infection is contagious to other cats, especially kittens. This can primarily cause upper respiratory tract abnormalities.



    As part of a wellness program, vaccines play a vital role in keeping your pet healthy. Vaccines help protect pets from deadly infectious diseases. Unfortunately, many infectious diseases pose a significant threat to dogs and cats that are unvaccinated. Although vaccine programs have been highly successful and vaccines are considered routine today, keeping your pet’s vaccines current is the only way to keep your pet protected. Not every pet needs every available vaccine. Some vaccines are considered core vaccines and should be administered to all pets, whereas other vaccines are optional and may be recommended for pets based on a variety of factors, such as their risk for exposure to each disease. Vaccine recommendations can also change throughout a pet’s life, as travel habits and other variables change. We will consider all these factors as we determine which vaccines your pet should have. Contact our office for more information on puppy vaccinations, puppy shots, cat vaccinations, kitten shots and more today!

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