Vaccines for Dogs and Cats

Vaccinations are your pet’s best defence against preventable diseases, and we recommend the core vaccinations (rabies and distemper) for every dog and cat flue for cast we see in our clinic.

Dogs are lovely companions and make great pets and also guard dogs however they come in contact with many potential germs that can cause illness or even death to them and their loved ones, Therefore vaccinations are so important.  Keeping your dog current on vaccines is the easiest way to prevent some common diseases including kennel cough, parvo, and Leptospirosis etc

Vaccination Program 

  • DHLP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis and Parvovirus):

This is a Core vaccine due to the need for every dog to receive this vaccine.  Your dog should receive this vaccine at least two times as a puppy at likely intervals of two weeks. The first vaccine is done between 10-12 weeks after which a yearly booster together with rabies is done .

  • Parvovirus

is the most contagious virus and deadly to puppies. The virus is also very expensive to treat. The best way to prevent your dog or puppy from getting parvo is vaccination. Puppies should be vaccinated at 6-8, 8-10 and 10-16 weeks against the virus to make sure they have a chance to build up good antibodies. the virus causes bloody diarrhoea and puppies can die within 48 to 72 hours.

  • Rabies

This vaccine is also considered “core”.  Every dog must legally receive rabies vaccinations. The first vaccine is administered between 10-16 weeks of age, one year later, then on a yearly basis.  This vaccine is required for traveling within and outside the country, and for any companion animals.

Dogs and cats both require rabies vaccination.

Rabies is a serious disease which endangers the pets and the owner hence vaccination is mandatory.

Cat Vaccination

  • Cat flu: Kittens are vaccinated starting 4 weeks of age and repeated after every four weeks, until 16 weeks of age.
  • Rabies: Done from 10 weeks of age.

 

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