Vaccinations

Vaccination – helping to protect your pets against disease.

Vaccination can prevent or reduce symptoms of many diseases, and therefore promote good health and a longer life for your dog or cat.

Puppies and kittens are curious and love to explore. No matter how clean your house is or how healthy you think your pets are, your dog and cat can still be exposed to infection.

Vaccinations for young puppies and Kittens:

Young puppies and kittens are constantly growing – so are their immune systems. Early on, their immune systems aren’t ready to fight off disease.  Luckily for them, their mother passes on disease fighting antibodies. As the levels of their mother’s antibodies in a young animal reduce, the antibodies stimulated by vaccinations take over to protect them against disease.

This is why we recommend a series of 3 vaccinations for your puppy and kittens.

Puppies and kittens should receive their first vaccination at 8 weeks of age, second vaccination (4 weeks after their first) 12 weeks of age and third vaccination at (4 weeks after their second) 16 weeks of age.

Age for vaccination Vaccinate against
8 weeks Canine Distemper
Canine Hepatitis
Canine Parvovirus
12 weeks Canine Distemper
Canine Hepatitis
Canine Parvovirus
Canine (Kennel) Cough
16 weeks Canine Distemper
Canine Hepatitis
Canine Parvovirus
Canine (Kennel) Cough
Age for vaccination Vaccinate against
8 weeks Feline Infectious Enteritis
Feline Calicivirus
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis
12 weeks Feline Infectious Enteritis
Feline Calicivirus
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis
16 weeks Feline Infectious Enteritis
Feline Calicivirus
Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis

Adult dogs and cats:

Once protection has been established from the series of three puppy and kitten vaccinations, your pet requires a booster vaccination every 12 months to maintain protection against disease for the rest of their lives.

What disease does the vaccinations cover:

Dogs vaccinations offers your pet protection against:

  • Canine Parvovirus
  • Canine Distemper
  • Infectious Canine Hepatitis

When also recommend that you protect your dog against Kennel Cough.

Kennel Cough is a highly contagious disease that causes your dog to get a persistent dry cough, retching, lethargy, raised temperature and sometimes if untreated can progress to pneumonia.
We recommend all dogs be vaccinated with a C5 vaccination to keep them safe and protect them against the above diseases.

Cat vaccinations offers your pet protection against:

  • Feline Infectious Enteritis also known as Feline Parovirus or Panleukopenia.
  • Feline Calicivirus
  • Feline Rhinotracheitis

The Feline Respiratory disease (Cat Flu) is almost always caused by one of two viruses, Feline Calicivirus  or Feline Rhinotracheitis.
We also recommend vaccinating your cats against Feline Leukaemia and Feline Aids if they go outside or you have a multi cat house hold.

Yearly health checks and vaccinations is the key to your pets long term health and well-being.

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