Vaccinations

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

Here are our top reasons for vaccinating your pet:

  • Vaccinations protect against preventable diseases
  • Vaccinations are substantially less expensive than the cost of vet treatment for the diseases they protect against
  • Vaccinations protect your pet from transmissible diseases in boarding facilities, at parks and even when they visit the vet. If your pet has to be hospitalised for any illness, their immune system may already be compromised so you want to make sure they are protected.

Your pet’s health, lifestyle and the location you live may affect which vaccinations are necessary, so our expert vets will work with you to develop a simple and effective vaccination program for your pet.

Vaccinating your puppy

C3 – Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvovirus 

  • Puppies should receive full vaccination course at 6 and 10 weeks of age
  • The final vaccine for the course is administered at 6.5 months of age.

Vaccinating your dog

C3 – Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvovirus 

  • Puppies should receive full vaccination course at 6 and 10 weeks of age
  • A C3 vaccine should be given at 6.5 months of age.
  • Dogs should receive a Titre testing or C3 vaccine once every 3 years after that

Kennel Cough Vaccination – 

  • Required at least once a year if visiting Boarding Facilities
  • Generally not recommended for other dogs living solely in our region
  • Occasionally recommended for animals that visit more densely populated areas or are regularly used for breeding, showing purposes or at a boarding facility.
  • Use intranasal vaccine wherever possible to maximise efficacy and minimise side effects.

For more information on caring for your dog click here OR  if you have a puppy click here. 

Vaccinating your cat or kitten

F3 – Cat Flu Vaccine

  • Kittens should receive a course of 2 vaccines, 4-6 weeks apart. 
  • A booster should be given 1 year after the initial kitten course.
  • Cats should receive an F3 vaccine once a year after that.

FIV Vaccination 

  • Recommended for cats who have a history of fighting with other cats.                OR
  • For cats who spend a considerable time outdoors and live in a town setting. (Cooma, Jindabyne or Berridale)
  • NOT recommended for indoor only cats unless in contact with a known carrier.

Feline Leukemia Vaccination

  • Not generally recommended for cats in our district
  • Used in some cats in contact with known carriers of the disease

A kitten’s first vaccinations are at 6-8 weeks, then 10-12 weeks,  and annually after that. Two weeks after the final kitten vaccination should your kitten be allowed to go outside and socialise with other cats.

For more information on caring for you cat click here OR if you have a kitten click here.

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