Vaccinations are a vital factor in keeping your pet happy, and healthy, and safe from potentially life-threatening diseases.
Here are the most common vaccinations you will need to make sure your pet is up to date with:
We recommend that cats be vaccinated with at least an annual ‘F3’ vaccination.
This protects them against:
- Feline herpes virus – which causes sneezing and a runny nose.
- Feline calicivirus – which causes difficulty breathing, runny eyes and nose, and can develop into pneumonia.
- Feline panleukopaenia – which causes vomiting and diarrhoea.
We recommend that dogs be vaccinated against the following:
- Distemper – a highly contagious viral disease which is often fatal. It can be spread via nose-to-nose contact with infected animals or sniffing urine, vomit, or faeces from an infected animal.
- Hepatitis – which causes inflammation of the liver. This disease is more extensive than affecting just this organ. Initially, the dog develops a fever, then the virus spreads to the lymphatic system and damages the liver and kidneys.
- Parvovirus – a viral disease that affects the gastrointestinal tract, bone marrow, and lymphatic systems. The condition is contracted by contact with the saliva, vomit, or faeces of an infected animal or by direct contact with an infected animal.
- Canine Cough (which is also known as Kennel Cough) – There is a viral and bacterial version of kennel cough. Signs include a sudden onset dry hacking cough. Affected dogs can be bright and active, but the cough worsens with activity.
All the diseases above are highly contagious and some potentially fatal. The good news is that you can protect your pet from these diseases by keeping their vaccinations up to date.
There is a range of vaccination types and schedules for puppies & kittens and adult dogs & cats.
We recommend that you contact us to discuss the most suitable for your furry friend.
Our vaccination appointments fill up quickly, so be sure to book well ahead of time to secure the appointment that suits you best. If you are not sure when their vaccination is due, have a chat with our friendly team.