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Protecting Our Community with Cat and Dog Vaccinations in Lexington, KY

Cats and dogs get antibodies from their mothers when they nurse, but once they’re weaned, these antibodies fade. And when their antibodies fade, your pet becomes increasingly vulnerable to a variety of diseases. Here in Lexington, KY, we recommend vaccinating dogs and cats against rabies and other harmful viruses to protect both them and their families. Some diseases transmitted to pets can also be transmitted to humans (rabies and Lyme disease, for example), so cat and dog vaccinations play an important role in preventing the spread of disease among pets and people.

Call us today at (859) 224-2287 to schedule your pet’s vaccinations!

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Vaccines We Provide for Dogs and Cats

Banks Veterinary Clinic of Beaumont carries all the essential and lifestyle-based vaccines your dog or cat might need in their lifetime. There are certain core vaccines that we recommend across the board to protect your pet, but we can also recommend our lifestyle-based (or risk-based) vaccines based on your pet’s environment and other factors.

Our cat and dog vaccines include:


  • Rabies
  • Distemper-parvo
  • Bordetella
  • Leptospirosis (risk-based)
  • Lyme (risk-based)
  • Canine influenza (required by some boarding facilities)


  • Rabies
  • Leukemia (risk-based)

What Makes Our Pet Vaccines Safer?

Pet vaccines are generally very safe for a majority of dogs and cats. However, some pets can have a reaction to a vaccine and while most reactions are minor, we want to minimize your pet’s vaccine risks as much as possible.

To do that, we use non-adjuvanted vaccines for cats, and a rabies vaccine for dogs containing a non-irritating agent. This further reduces the chances of a vaccine reaction, and this makes it easier for us to keep your pet protected throughout their life.

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Personalizing Your Pet’s Vaccinations

Dogs and cats are all unique, with different health needs and lifestyles. While they all benefit from certain core vaccines, which protect against life-threatening diseases, there are other vaccines available which offer protection against less common, but still potentially harmful, illnesses. For the pets that are at a higher risk of being exposed to diseases such as Lyme disease or feline leukemia, we offer vaccines to help them stay safe. These vaccines are not necessary for all pets, but we’re happy to accommodate every individual so they can live their healthiest life.

Our goal is to create a personalized vaccination program that meets your pet’s individual needs—not a one-size-fits all approach. To learn more, give us a call at (859) 224-2287!