Vaccinations play an important role in contributing to the well-being of pets by protecting and reducing the risk of contracting viral diseases.
For dogs, the most common viral diseases are: distemper, parvovirus, kennel cough and hepatitis. For cats those include; Feline viral Rhinotracheitis (herpes), Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia.
Your pets lifestyle determines their risk levels for various diseases. Our veterinarians individualise a vaccination plan based on their health and understanding their lifestyle.
Pets can catch directly catch viruses from another. This can be by sniffing their urine, faeces, vomit or through nose to nose contact. Indirect transmission can happen when the person who has recently been exposed touches your pet or when you touch something that is contaminated. Examples can include; food or water bowl, collar, leash, or the hands and clothing of the person who touched the infected pet.
For cats additional vaccine options are based on lifestyle and can include; feline immunodeficiency, feline leukemia virus, chlamydia felis and Bordetella bronchiseptica.
Many cat owners vaccinate their indoor cats. This is to protect them in case they get out, have a stay in hospital, or if another cat is to be to adopted.