Pet Vaccinations

Vaccination is a routine part of preventative health care for all dogs. There are a number of vaccinations available for dogs and a range of vaccination schedules.
The immune system of dogs is amazing; it is designed to keep them healthy by destroying the bacteria and viruses that can make them ill. It is therefore imperative that your pets are vaccinated as at when due with good vaccines.

 

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VACCINES

  • Distemper – a viral disease that causes a runny nose, vomiting and diarrhoea, and twitching. It is often fatal and dogs that survive could have on-going health issues for the rest of their life.
  • Infectious Canine Hepatitis – is a viral disease that causes fever, bleeding disorders and liver disease. It is highly contagious and the virus is able to survive in the environment for months. It can also be shed in the urine of recovered dogs for up to 6 months, which can spread the disease throughout a neighbourhood.
  • Canine Parvovirus – Commonly known as parvo, this virus causes vomiting, bloody diarrhoea, dehydration and death in dogs of all ages. The organism is very difficult to kill; it survives freezing and hot temperatures, and can remain infectious in the ground for up to 7 months.
  • Canine Parainfluenza Virus and Bordetella Bronchiseptica - These two organisms are responsible for causing kennel cough, a contagious respiratory illness that can last for several weeks.
  • Leptospirosis - The organism can make a dog very ill with kidney disease. It can occur where there are large numbers of wild rats, and dogs are exposed to rat urine.