VACCINATION

Current outbreaks of whooping cough in humans have illustrated the importance of vaccination, and this applies to your pets! Regular vaccination is very important in preventing the infection and circulation of potentially life threatening diseases.

Vaccination in your dog:

Our current vaccination protocol for dogs, as is recommended by the Australian Veterinary Association, is a C5 vaccination. This vaccination consists of a triennial C4 (every three years), covering your dog for nasty diseases such as Parvo, Distemper and Adenovirus, which are often fatal; and Parainfluenza virus, which is partly responsible for Canine cough or Infectious Tracheobronchitis. Parvo is very much still a part of our environment, as we get sporadic cases appearing through the year. Distemper and Adeno viruses are rare, but only as a result of stringent vaccination. These viruses can survive for long periods in the environment, so vaccination is the only way you guarantee your dogs safety.

The fifth component to a C5 vaccination is against the bacteria partly responsible for canine cough. This component is given yearly, and forms part of your pets annual health check. Contrary to common opinion, canine cough is not only an infection caught at the kennels, but also through any dog to dog contact at parks or on walks.

Our current vaccination schedule:

6‐8 weeks: usually vaccinated at breeder or pet shop with C4 
10‐12 weeks: Puppy check up and C5 vaccination 
1 year old: Annual health check vaccination with triennialC4 plus canine cough(C5) 
2 years old: Annual health check and vaccination with canine cough booster 
3 years old: Annual health check and vaccination with canine cough booster 
4 years old: as for year one Continued for life.

Vaccination in your cat:

Our current protocol for cat vaccination is an F3. This is an annual vaccination against feline enteritis and respiratory diseases caused by cat flu (Calici and Herpes virus) and Panleukopaenia virus. Vaccination is very important for cat flu, as infection with the disease is for life. Panleukopaenia virus is relatively rare, but as for the fatal dog virus’s, it is only through stringent vaccination that this disease is rare.

Our current vaccination schedule:

6‐8 weeks: usually vaccinated at breeder or pet shop with F3 
10‐12 weeks: Kitten check up and F3 vaccination 
1 year old: Annual health check and vaccination with F3 and yearly thereafter.