Dog & Cat Vaccinations

Dog and Cat Vaccinations are essential for keeping your pets safe and healthy. Vaccinations stimulate your pet’s immune system and help it produce antibodies to fight against contagious diseases. Furthermore, regular booster vaccinations are required to remain safe from diseases throughout your pet’s life. So, contact us, and we will give you expert advice on what vaccination regimen will best suit your pet’s needs.

Which Dog and Cat Vaccinations are Important?

Core vaccines should be administered to both dogs and cats. Core vaccines protect them against serious, life-threatening diseases that have global prevalence. These include:
Canine distemper virus
Canine adenovirus (hepatitis)
Canine parvovirus
Feline parvovirus (infectious enteritis)
Feline calicivirus
Feline herpesvirus (viral rhinotracheitis)
Non-core vaccines are given to animals whose location, environment or lifestyle puts them at risk of specific infections. We’ll advise on a suitable protocol for your dog and cat vaccinations. Non-core vaccines include:
Parainfluenza and Bordetella bronchiseptica (Canine Cough)
Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV)

The Importance of Dog and Cat Vaccinations

Routine vaccinations began in the early 1960s. Before then, veterinarians regularly treated the often-fatal disease, canine distemper. These days, in Australia, it’s almost non-existent. On the other hand, veterinarians still regularly treat canine parvovirus, particularly in puppies and older dogs. Unfortunately, outbreaks of canine parvovirus still occur in areas where vaccination levels are low. Treating a puppy with parvovirus is both intensive and expensive. Even then, the prognosis is not good. Consequently, vaccination is in the best interests of your dog and cat’s health and will save you from undue financial and emotional stress.
The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) has comprehensive guidelines regarding vaccinations.

Contact Moonee Beach Veterinary Surgery today to arrange a Dog or Cat Vaccination. Call (02) 6656 4024 or send us a message.

Dog & Cat Vaccinations