BENEFITS OF VACCINATING YOUR PET.
We want our furry pets to live a long, healthy life. Petcare means more than just providing your pet with regular food, but ensuring your pet is up to date with their vaccinations.
This gives your pet the best chance to avoid sickness and disease as well as boosting their immune system from the time they are young.
WHY DO I NEED TO VACCINATE MY PET?
Young pets require the boosting of their immune system which can be encourage through vaccinations
PUPPY SCHOOL AND TRAINING
Most puppy and training school require your pet to be updated with their vaccinations.
Keeping your pet’s vaccinations up to date prevents your pets from contracting contagious diseases causes by bacteria and viruses which can be passed on by other animals, their environment, some of which can be fatal.
Looking for a comfortable home for you cat while your go away?
Vets for Pets offer a cat boarding facility conveniently located in Moorebank. All cats who stay with us are required to be up to date with their vaccinations and parasite control.
Vaccinations for dogs being from puppyhood and continue throughout your dog’s life with regular boosters. Core vaccinations for your puppies protect your dog from the most common diseases that are life threatening making them highly necessary for every dog. non-core vaccinations protect your dog against other disease that can be contracted from the environment specifically in parks, kennels and day-care facilities.
Non-Core Vaccinations – These Are Included In Your Booster C7 Vaccine
- Canine Cough (Kennel Cough)
- Parainfluenza Virus
- Bordetella Brochiseptica
Core vaccinations cover – these are included in your initial C3 vaccine:
- Canine Distemper Virus
- Canine Adenovirus
- Canine Parvovirus
Vets for Pets recommend that your pet receives all vaccinations to ensure your pet is adequately protected against these infectious agents.
When Should I Vaccinate My Puppy/Dog?
Vaccination courses for your puppies should begin at 6 to 12 weeks old with annual boosters every year:
- The first vaccination at 6 weeks which will cover for distemper, hepatitis and parvovirus
- The second vaccination will be a booster 10 – 12 weeks for distemper, hepatitis and parvovirus, and non-core vaccines.
- The third vaccination will be the final booster at 14 – 16 weeks for distemper, hepatitis and parvovirus, and non-core vaccines.
Your kittens generally acquire their essential immunity from their mother’s milk for the very few days of their lives. This only offers a portion of their immunity, but they also require a supplementary boost against other infectious diseases after weaning, which can come from regular vaccinations.
To help your pet cat to live a happy and healthy life and free from encountering fatal disease, it is important to vaccinate them.
Core vaccinations – which are included in your regular Fel-O-Vax 3 vaccination.
- Feline viral rhinotracheitis (herpes)
Non-core vaccinations – which are vaccines that are provided separately.
- FeLV or feline leukaemia virus
- FIV or feline immunodeficiency virus
It is also important to remember that vaccinating your cats with non-core vaccination will prevent the chance of spreading communicable diseases to us.
When Should I Vaccinate My Kitten/Cat?
Vaccination courses for kitten/cats are administered before your kitten turns two months old followed by immunisation boosters over 14-16 weeks:
- First vaccinations at 8 -10 weeks
- Second vaccinations at 12 -14 weeks
- Third vaccination at 16 – 18 weeks
Our Vet professionals at Vets for Pets recommend that cat receives their core vaccination booster annually.
Cats that spend the majority of their living outdoors will require non-core vaccination boosters and your vet professional at Vets for Pets will notify you of the diseases requiring a cat vaccination.