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Why Should I Vaccinate My Pet?

Memphis, TN pet owners, are you asking yourself, “Why should I vaccinate my pet?”

  • Vaccinations are the key weapon against viral and bacterial infections in pets worldwide.
  • Millions of dog & cats worldwide have been saved through vaccines.
  • Vaccines are safe and well-tolerated by most dogs & cats.
  • Vaccines help your pet live a longer, healthier & happier life!


Vaccinations are highly important to puppies or kittens, when their young immune systems are developing and need protection to stay healthy. Keeping your pet current as they age on their annual or scheduled vaccines is vital to your dog or cat’s health, the health of all pets and even the people in our Memphis community.

During your appointment, our Memphis veterinarians will provide you with vaccine education, discuss the scheduling of booster shots (if necessary for puppies & kittens) and discuss the need to return annually or on a set schedule.

Our vets will discuss your pet’s history, age, lifestyle and other factors (location, the prevalence of diseases in Memphis, closeness to wildlife, where you go like dog parks, where you travel, etc…) and determine a proper vaccination guideline and schedule.

  • Vaccines required/recommended for most dogs (recommendations vary based on factors above)
    • Rabies
      • Rabies is required by state law.
    • Distemper
    • Parvo
    • Lyme
    • Leptospirosis
    • Bordetella “Kennel Cough”
    • Canine Flu
  • Vaccines required/recommended in cats (recommendations vary based on factors above)
    • Rabies
      • Rabies is required by state law.
    • Feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus and panleukopenia (FVRCP) “Distemper”
    • Feline Leukemia
    • Feline IV (FIV)
    • Bordetella “Kennel Cough”

Call Memphis Animal Clinic at 901-272-7411 for your pet’s vaccinations!

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