Preventive Health

Vaccinations

Why do I need to get my pet Vaccinated?
Preventing your pet from getting sick is an important priority in maintaining good health. Vaccinations are highly recommended as apart of your pets essential health care. Vaccinations are there to protect your pet from some serious and potentially fatal diseases. Some of those diseases are incurrable or have no exact target cure. Our Veterinary Health Care Professionals highly recommend that all dogs and cats are vaccinated against those nasty infectious diseases.

Dogs

Puppies Vaccination Schedule:
- First Vaccination at 6 to 8 Weeks of Age
- Second Vaccination at 10 to 12 Weeks of Age
- Third Vaccination at 16 to 18 Weeks of Age

Adult Dog Vaccination Schedule:
- Adult dogs require an "Annual" Booster of their Vaccinations every year

Booster Vaccinations:
12 months after your puppy has had their third vaccination, another booster vaccination is required. This Vaccination is to be on-going every year around the same date as the last. Your Veterinarian will decide and let you know a suitable vaccination program and we will make you well aware in advance. 

What do the vaccinations prevent against?
C3 Vaccination - Vaccinates against Parvovirus, Distemper & Hepatitis
C4 Vaccination - Vaccinates against Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitis & Parainfluenza
C5 Vaccination - Vaccinates against all the above viruses & Bordatella (Highly Recommended for Annual Boosters)

Cats

Kitten Vaccination Schedule:
- First Vaccination at 6 to 8 Weeks of Age
- Second Vaccination at 12 to 14 Weeks of Age
- Third Vaccination at 16 to 18 Weeks of Age

Adult Cat Vaccination Schedule:
- Adult cats require an "Annual" Booster of their Vaccinations every year. This Vaccination is on-going every 12 months around the same date as the last. This is to ensure long-term immunity against the contagious diseases.

What do the vaccinations prevent against?
F3 Vaccination - Vaccinates against Feline Enteritis, Feline Respiratory Disease, & Calicivirus
F4 Vaccination - Vaccinates against all of the above & Chlamydia
F5 Vaccination - Vaccinates against all of the above & Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV)
There are also other preventative vaccinations available for your cat, please check with your Veterinarian if these are necessary for your cat.

Unvaccinated pets are at a high risk of contracting serious diseases. You can keep your pet safe and protect them from these diseases, with one simple vaccination. For more information contact our Veterinary clinic and speak with one of our team members!

Worming Prevention

Canine Worming - All puppies need to be wormed every 2 weeks until they reach 3 months of age, then every month until they reach 6 months of age, then every 3 months for life. Regularly worming your dog stops infestation of intestinal worms such as Roundworm, Hookworm, Whipworm and Tapeworm. We have products such as Milbemax, Drontal, Advocate, Cazitel, and Propantel.

Feline Worming - All kittens need to be wormed every 2 weeks until they reach 3 months of age, then every 3 months for life. Regularly worming your cat stops infestation of intestinal worms such as Roundworm, Hookworm, Whipworm and Tapeworm. We have products such as Drontal, Popantel, Milbemax, and Advocate.

Heart Worm Prevention

What is Heartworm?
Heartworm is a parasitic worm that in transmitted by mosquitos and infects dogs and cats. An infected mosquito bites your pet and injects a larval stage of the worm under the skin. The larval stage matures in the pets organs for 5-6 months becoming an adult worm and migrating through the organs to the heart and blood vessels of the longs. These adult worms then breed to produce microfilaria (New Born Heart Worms) in the bloodstream which are then drawn up by a mosquito when it feeds on the pet. And that cycle just keeps on going and going! As we are all well aware that mosquitos can find their way into most house holds, this means that even completely indoor pets are at risk of the infection.

Flea and Tick Prevention

You may think your pet is safe and sound in your back yard but you're better off safe then sorry down the track with preventing your pet against those nasty litter creatures!

The world is host to over 2,000 species of fleas, and they are a problem almost everywhere! The most common is called the "cat Flea", despite the name, the cat flea affects both cats and dogs and wildlife such as possums. When a flea jumps onto your pet, it will start feeding within 5 minutes and may suck blood for up to 2 and a half hours. They are experts on multiplying aswell, at a rate of 40 to 50 eggs per day! Simple itching caused by fleas can be irritating enough for dogs and cats, but fleas can cause alot more damage than that! some pets develope health problems such as severe allergies to flea bites (dermatitis). Fleas are also responsible for transmitting tapeworm to dogs, cats and even humans! Fleas can also spread bacterial diseases too.

Ticks are small blood sucking parasite that is related to spiders. In Australia only, there are many species of ticks, but the most dangerous tick for pets is the paralysis tick, which after its attached and done feeding, will start to release potent toxin that affects the dogs central nervous system and causes progressive paralysis and possible death. The toxins can take up to 72 hours for symptoms to occur in your pet. Different hosts can bring this into your area such as rodents, birds, and small animals such as possums and etc. No matter how careful you are, ticks can still manage to land on you or your pet because they are extremely well adapted to hiding in the environment, they can detect approaching hosts and can easily hitch a ride on you or your pet. Avioding bushy areas and long grass or rivers, etc may help just a little, but there are still many ways, even just a afternoon walk can result in catching one of these nasty ticks!

We have Flea and Tick prevention for over the counter purchass, come in at anytime to purchass some for your loved one!

Microchipping

Microchipping is a safe and simple way to identify your pet if they get lost or decide to have a wonder around the local area! It is a compulsory requirement that all new animals over the age of 8 weeks old are microchipped. This is also are requirement needed for when you register your pet with the local council.

The microchip is a permanent methos of electronic identification. The chip is very small (about the size of a grain of rice) and is inplanted just under the skin inbetween the should blades at the back of your pets neck. Each chip has its own unique number that is detected using a micrchip scanner. Your details are recorded on your pets microchip and are registered on a database registry. Please make sure though, if you move or change your details in any way that you update your pets microchip details, Ask your veterinarian how this is done if you're not sure!

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