Veterinary medicine has evolved with the times and now enables us to help your pet live a long, happy and healthy life. Depending on the age of your pet, the approach we use for worming, vaccination and flea treatment may vary.
The reason for vaccination is to prevent life-threatening diseases. The standard vaccination used is a C3 vaccination in dogs and an F3 vaccination in cats.
The initial puppy/kitten vaccination course is started at 6-8 weeks, just as maternal immunity is reducing. Puppy/kitten vaccinations are repeated three times at monthly intervals. Adults receive yearly vaccinations. If you require the services of a boarding kennel then your dog will require a C5 vaccination 1 week prior to entry into the kennels.
The C3 Vaccination protects against Parvovirus, Distemper and Adenovirus.
The C5 Vaccination protects against the above viruses, and Parainfluenza and Bordetella.
The F3 Vaccination protects against Panleucopaenia, Herpesvirus and Calicivirus. This provides an immunity against cat flu and feline enteritis.
When worming your pet, it needs to be done regularly even if you don’t see any worms in the faeces. Make sure the product used covers for tapeworm, roundworms, hookworms and whipworms. It is also recommended to cover for heartworm especially if you are in a prone area.
|Worming||2, 4, 6, 8, 10, & 12 weeks, then 4, 5 & 6 months. Then every 3 months for life|
|Vaccination||6-8 weeks, 10-12 weeks, 14-16 weeks. Then yearly for life|
|Flea Prevention||Monthly for life from 8-12 weeks|
|Desexing||5-6 months & older|
Your pet should be microchipped so that if they ever get lost or escape, we have a way of reuniting them with you. Microchipping details are kept in a central database which all veterinarians have access to. It is important your details are up-to-date so that we can always find you. Animals are also required to be microchipped for council registration.