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Vaccinations

Vaccinations are a vital way of protecting our pets against some really dangerous diseases.  Some of these diseases are only seen quite rarely, because of the success of vaccination, but they are all still around.

By vaccinating our pets we protect them, as well as the animals they encounter.  ‘Herd immunity’ is a term bandied around a lot.  What this means is that if sufficient animals are vaccinated, diseases are not able to spread so those animals who cannot be vaccinated for any reason have a lower chance of getting the disease as well.

Vaccinating black Labrador puppy

How frequently does my pet need vaccinating?

What pet do you have?

What diseases can we vaccinate against?

  • Distemper
  • Infectious Hepatitis
  • Parvovirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Kennel Cough (Infectious Tracheobronchitis):
    • Bordetella bronchiseptica
    • Parainfluenza virus
  • Rabies (dogs travelling overseas only)
  • Leishmaniasis (dogs travelling overseas only)

Diseases in bold are considered core diseases which all dogs should be protected against.

  • Panleucopaenia (feline parvovirus/feline enteritis)
  • Cat flu:
    • Herpes virus
    • Calicivirus
    • Chlamydophila felis
  • Leukaemia
  • Rabies (cats travelling overseas only)
  • Bordetella bronchiseptica

Diseases in bold are considered core diseases which all cats should be protected against.

  • Myxomatosis
  • Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease:
    • Classic strain (RHD)
    • Variant strain (RHD-2)

Diseases in bold are considered core diseases which all rabbits should be protected against.

  • Distemper
  • Rabies (Ferrets travelling overseas only)

What will a vaccination cost?

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