Get your pet vaccinated to save on vet bills and possibly save your pet’s life!
By getting your pet vaccinated, you are reducing its risk of contracting common diseases that send many pets to the vet’s practice – or worse. Diseases contracted by your pet are very serious and can be fatal, even with treatment. We recommend Cats, Kittens, Dogs & Puppy vaccinations on a regular basis to prevent your pet from contracting unwanted diseases.
There are six different viruses/infectious agents in Australia that you can possibly prevent in your cat with a simple vaccination. The following are two common viruses that you can vaccinate against.
These are otherwise known as “cat flu” viruses. These viruses cause symptoms 2-5 days after exposure. These viruses are not usually fatal but can make kittens very sick for 1-3 weeks, with signs including inflamed conjunctiva, eye and nasal discharges, corneal ulcers and secondary bacterial infection of these tissues.
Some recovered kittens can become lifelong carriers of these viruses and may shed the virus during periods of stress, unless vaccinated as a kitten prior to exposure.
This is often referred to as distemper. It is a highly contagious and life-threatening disease that can spread quickly in the cat population. It affects rapidly-dividing cells in the cats body, including the intestinal tract, bone marrow and a developing fetus. Fortunately, panleucopaenia virus can be prevented with a common vaccine.
Prevention is the key! Some preventable conditions can cause very serious health problems and possibly death. Vaccinate your dog to give them the best chance of a long, healthy life. Some of the most serious diseases that vaccinations can protect against include:
Depending on your dog’s lifestyle or environment, you may want or need the following vaccinations:
Ferrets can be infected by a dog virus known as Distemper Virus. Whilst very uncommon, it is almost always fatal if the ferret has not been previously vaccinated.
There are two potentially fatal viruses in Australia that rabbits should be vaccinated against.
This virus causes rabbits to bleed internally, with rabbits dying as soon as 1-2 days after first signs. Rabbits are vaccinated twice if younger than 12 weeks or once if 12 weeks or older and then once yearly thereafter. The virus can be transmitted by mosquitoes so rabbits and owners do not have to have any contact with sick rabbits for a pet rabbit to become infected.
At SEAH we vaccinate hundreds to thousands of pets each year. With over 45 years of experience, we are experts on vaccinating dogs, cats, puppies and kittens in Melbourne.
Vaccinating your pet is as easy as making an appointment. We can administer vaccinations as part of a standard wellness check-up or in a dedicated visit for vaccinations. If you have any questions about which vaccinations your pet should receive and when they should receive them, please call us and we can help you through the process.
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