IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT VACCINATIONS FOR DOGS AND CATS
Dogs are routinely vaccinated against...
- DISTEMPER:a frequently fatal viral infection which used to be very common but has now been largely eradicated due to vaccination. Virus attacks all systems within the body, largely the nervous system which leads the dog prone to seizures and sometimes paralysis
- HEPATITIS: A viral infection which attacks mainly the liver and leads to chronic liver damage
- CANINE PARVOVIRUS: This is highly contagious and is spread between dogs via direct contact and also contact with faeces. It can especially severe in puppies and causes sudden and severe gastroenteritis.
- LEPTOSPIROSIS: This is a bacterial infection which comes in two forms. Both forms affect the kidneys and liver, and jaundice is often a symptom, it can be fatal. It is spread via infected urine and CAN BE PASSED TO HUMANS (zoonotic)
- KENNEL COUGH (canine infectious tracheobronchitis) : Is caused by a number of different viruses and bacteria. It is spread via the air and also anywher dogs meet nose to nose, such as a kennels, park, training class etc. Symptoms include a dry, harsh cough- often misinterpreted as the dog having "something stuck in their throat". If left untreated it can lead to pneumonia, and sometimes prove to be fatal. This is an optional vaccination (excluded from this offer) and is administered via your dog's nostril. It is worth getting vaccinated against, especially if you plan on putting your dog in kennels, as most kennels demand it is done at least 2weeks prior to kennelling.
Cats are routinely vaccinated against...
- Cat flu and enteritis: Cat flu can be either viral or bacterial and can develop into viral flu if left untreated. Its symptoms are sneezing, coughing, loss of appetite and depressed demeanour. Enteritis is a horrific illness which has a high mortality rate and is common in very young and elderly cats
- Feline Leukaemia: This virus can cause leukaemia, tumour, anaemia and also depressing the immune system-making them more susceptible to other infections. It is contracted through cat-cat direct contact. Any cat who has access to outside is at risk of contracting the virus, and it can sometimes take months to show signs.