Vaccinations and Immunizations
Vaccinations are the most effective strategy to guard against common feline and canine diseases. The vaccines help prepare your pet's immune system to fight disease-causing organisms. Pet owners should keep in mind that not every pet needs every available vaccine. At Countryside, we recommend vaccinations based on the area you live in and your pet's risk for exposure to a disease. We have comprehensive puppy, kitten and annual packages designed to meet your pet's specific needs. For more information or for full vaccine protocols for puppies and kittens, call us today!
Why does my pet need a rabies vaccine?
There is no treatment or cure for rabies. The rabies virus is 100% fatal and can affect humans! According to Georgia law, dogs and cats must get a rabies vaccination when they are 12 weeks of age and continue every year after that.
It only takes 1 exposure with a rabies carrier for your pet to become infected. Even if your pet doesn't go outside much, they are still at risk. The following animals are the most common rabies carriers: