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Dog Vaccination

Vaccinating your pet is one of the most important things you can do, as a pet owner, to ensure they lead a healthy life. 

Vaccinations protect against preventable diseases transmissible by other pets in boarding facilities, parks, and even vet hospitals. If your pet has to be hospitalised for any illness, their immune system may already be compromised – vaccinations work to ensure that they are protected in these environments. Vaccinations are also dramatically less expensive than the cost of treatment for the diseases they protect against. 

Our vets will work with you to develop a vaccination schedule that considers your pet’s lifestyle, environment, and general health – to protect them best. 

A puppy’s first vaccinations are at 6-8 weeks, then 12-14 weeks, 16-18 weeks, and annually after that. These are necessary to protect your pup and boost their immunities, the last of which should be administered at least one week before socialising with other dogs. 

Canine vaccinations are known by the codes C3, C4, and C5, and are commonly administered to protect pets from:

Parvovirus: causes potentially fatal diarrhoea, especially in dogs under 2 years

Distemper: coughing, diarrhoea and occasional twitching, seizures, loss of balance, and blindness

Hepatitis: vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and possible liver failure. 

Canine cough: also known as Kennel Cough, which can still be transmitted outside a boarding facility. 

Parainfluenza: a viral disease causing a nasty cough

Bordatella bronchiseptica: bacteria causing a hard, dry cough, and lethargy.

Family Vet Limited

A big part of our local community - Our Veterinary Practice has been an integral part of our local community since February 2010. In that time, we’ve helped thousands of our clients cats & dogs, rabbits, rats and even a few birds.