Both our dog and cat vaccines provide protection for your pet for one year, and will need to be given annually. Legally our rabies vaccine is also licensed for 1 year. For all our dog patients we recommend yearly heartworm tests. Yearly testing makes sure that no infection started in case you’re a little late in giving the monthly preventative, as well as making sure that the prevention that was given worked as expected. Cats can be tested for infectious diseases as well but unlike dogs, this is often something that is only tested once in their life.