Vaccination

  &   Microchipping

Vaccination & Microchipping

Vaccination has revolutionised control of infectious disease in our pets. It is essential that all pets are adequately vaccinated to help protect the pet population as a whole. Responsible pet care requires puppies and kittens to be given their initial course of vaccinations, but this cannot protect them for the rest of their lives. Adult dogs and cats require regular vaccination to maintain immunity against disease.

 

Puppy Vaccinations

  • 1st Vaccination=    6-8 weeks

  • 2nd Vaccination=  10-12 weeks

  • 3rd Vaccination=   14-16 weeks

C4 (Canine Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza

C4 or C5 (as above plus Bordatella bronchiseptica)

C4 as above

Adult dogs will then need vaccinations yearly or tri annually. 

Kitten Vaccinations

  • 1st Vaccination=    6-8 weeks

  • 2nd Vaccination=  10-12 weeks

  • Yearly boosters for life  

F4 (Feline Enteritis, Calcivirus, Herpesvirus, Leukaemia

F4 (As above)

Kittens can also be vaccinated for Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) from 6-8 weeks of age. Three doses of the vaccine are required initially (each 2-4 weeks apart), followed by annual boosters.

Cats will then need annual vaccinations for life.

Reminders for your pets vaccinations will be set up after your pets visit.

Microchipping

A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and is injected under your pet’s skin. It can be done during a normal consultation. The microchip is embedded with a code unique to your pet and is the most effective form of permanent identification. This code is placed onto a national computer database, so it is particularly useful in the return of lost pets. They can also assist where the ownership of an animal is in dispute. In some states of Australia microchipping of pets is now compulsory.