Vaccinations

Vaccination

Vaccinations play a crucial part in protecting your precious pet. We believe prevention is better than cure. Some diseases have serious consequences and even mortality for your pet, and there is no medical treatment for certain viral diseases, but this can be prevented by regular vaccinations. Vaccinating your pet is part of responsible pet ownership and it is much cheaper than needing treatment for preventable diseases in the future.

Vaccination for Dogs

6-8 Weeks old: Parvovirus, Distemper and Hepatitis, commonly known as the C3 vaccine
10-12 Weeks old: Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitis and Canine Cough (including Bordetella bronchiseptica and Parainfluenza virus), commonly known as the C5 vaccine
14-16 Weeks old: C5 vaccination

We recommend for your dog to be vaccinated annually with C5 after these first three vaccines to maintain this immunity.

Heartworm life cycle chart illustration

Flea and Worming Treatment

Regular flea and worming treatment is highly recommended for protection against creepy crawlies such as fleas, mites, lice and various intestinal worms. Our clinic stock a variety of brands of flea and worming products, please ask our friendly staff for recommendations.

Vaccinating your Cats

Our recommendation for kittens:
6-8 Weeks old: Enteritis (Feline Panleukopenia), Calicivirus and Rhinotracheitis (Feline Herpes Virus), commonly known as the F3 vaccine.
10-12 Weeks old: Enteritis (Feline Panleukopenia), Calicivirus, Rhinotracheitis (Feline Herpes Virus) and Chlamydia, commonly known as the F4 vaccine
14-16 Weeks old: F4 vaccination
We recommend for your cat to be vaccinated annually with F4 after these first three vaccines to maintain this immunity.
For outdoor cats:
If your cat ever goes outside and interacts with other cats, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV or Feline AIDS) vaccine is also recommended.

Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm disease is a serious disease that results in severe lung disease, heart failure, other organ damage, and may cause death. Heartworm in dogs is hard to treat but preventable with an annual Pro-heart vaccination that we offer at our clinic.

Vaccination for Rabbits

Rabbits should be ideally vaccinated at 10-12 weeks of age with a booster vaccine 4 weeks after. This vaccination prevents against rabbit viral hemorrhagic disease (calicivirus). RHDV1 and RHDV (K5) is the strain of rabbit virus released in Australia for controlling the wild rabbit population. This is a deadly disease in your pet rabbits that can be prevented with a 6-monthly booster vaccine.

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