Yes, dogs and cats need annual boosters on their vaccinations. We do offer a 3 year Rabies that is given 1 year after the initial puppy or kitten rabies vaccination. Remember that dogs and cats live 7 years to our one. Could you imagine not taking your child for a checkup between the age of 2 and 7? The annual vaccinations offer us time to check the animal for heartworms, intestinal worms, and any other illnesses that may not be visible to the untrained person. Care is taken to look in the eyes and ears, check the teeth, and listen to the heart and lungs. As your animal gets older, we also recommend bloodwork to check for diabetes, liver problems and other diseases that may be affecting your pet.