Puppy Care / Kitten Care

Vaccinations

Our pets are susceptible to a range of dangerous and infectious diseases. It is important that we vaccinate our pets to prevent them from contracting these diseases.

 

Puppy Care

What we vaccinate against:

Distemper:

Distemper is a viral disease that can affect any dog, particularly puppies and unvaccinated dogs. Signs include, fever, lethargy, inappetance, nose and eye discharge, vomiting and diarrhoea.

Parvovirus:

Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that attacks the gastrointestinal track of the dog. The virus is spread through contaminated faeces and soil. After exposure to the virus the dog will develop a fever, acute abdominal pain followed by haemorrhagic vomiting and diarrhoea. High mortality rate is seen in infected dogs. 

Hepatitis:

Hepatitis is a contagious disease that can be fatal in young puppies. Fever, loss of appetite, depression, diarrhoea, tonsillitis and acute abdominal pain due to an inflamed liver are all signs of canine hepatitis.

Para Influenza:

A highly contagious viral disease that usually affects dogs that socialise in parks, shows, and kennels. Main sign of Para influenza is a harsh hacking cough. Severely affected dogs may also present with fever, lethargy and reduced appetite.

Bordetella:

A highly contagious bacterial disease that usually affects dogs that socialise in parks, shows, and kennels. Main sign of Bordetella bronchiseptica is a harsh hacking cough. Severely affected dogs may also present with fever, lethargy and reduced appetite.

 

Vaccination Schedule for a Puppy
 

1st Vaccination: - 6-8 weeks

2nd Vaccination: - 12-14 weeks

3rd Vaccination: - 16-18 weeks

Booster vaccination 12 months after their final puppy vaccination and then every three years for Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvovirus.  We still recommend an annual health check and kennel cough vaccination. See the Australian Veterinary Association guidelines here 

Kitten Care

What we vaccinate against:

Feline Enteritis:

Feline enteritis is transmitted through infected faeces. Signs may include inappetance and depression followed by severe abdominal pain and profuse vomiting and diarrhoea that may contain blood.

Feline Respiratory Disease:

Feline respiratory disease is a contagious disease that presents with fever, sneezing, coughing and discharge from the nose and eyes, ulcers on the tongue, loss of appetite and lethargy.

We also vaccinate against Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV). These viruses are transmitted from cat to cat through saliva. This vaccination is strongly recommended for outdoor cats.

Vaccination Schedule for a Kitten

1st Vaccination: - 6-8 weeks

2nd Vaccination: - 12-14 weeks

Annual Booster Vaccination

 

Worming

Intestinal parasites in our dogs and cats can be controlled with a proper de-worming schedule.

Signs that your dog or cat may have worms:-

  • Diarrhoea
  • Weight Loss
  • Dry Hair
  • Poor General Appearance
  • Vomiting

 

Fleas

Any dog or cat is susceptible to fleas. Fleas cause great discomfort to your pets, causing the skin to itch and potentially leading to complications such as skin infections and hair loss.

We have a wide range of products available for treating fleas including tablets and monthly spot-on treatments.

Come in and speak to one of our friendly staff  for a treatment plan suitable for your pet.