It is essential that we give your pet a full clinical examination every year to make sure that nothing has developed that may effect their health. We all want our pets to live a long, happy and healthy life. We will consider every aspect of their health to make sure they are with us for years to come.

We will also review the vaccines they might need. We tailor the vaccination schedule according to your pet’s age and general health. Sometimes we suggest checking immune system antibody levels to check to see even if vaccinations are required that year or not.

Pets need a host of other regular treatments and we will make sure your pet gets the most appropriate ones at the right time. These may include treating internal and external parasites and preventing the dangerous heartworm.


Canine Vaccinations

We all know that keeping our pet pooch’s vaccinations up-to-date are important – but what are the diseases that we protect against, and why are they so important?

The vaccines we administer to dogs are termed “C5”. These vaccines offer protection against:
Parvovirus – This virus is present in the soil and spread by the vomitus and faeces of affected dogs. It is a devastating gastroenteritis causing severe vomiting and bloody diarrhoea. Affected dogs require intensive hospitalisation however the disease is often fatal. 
Distemper – Due to vaccination of the dog population in Australia this disease is luckily now quite rare. It causes respiratory and neurological disorders and can be fatal
Infectious Hepatitis – A viral disease that leads to liver damage that can be irreversible and in some cases fatal.
Parainfluenza – The viral component of Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis (sometimes referred to as kennel cough) which causes a severe respiratory infection resulting in coughing. Contrary to popular belief, your dog does not need to be in a kennel to contact this disease.
Bordatella bronchiseptica – The bacterial component to Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis.

Prevention against these debilitating diseases is as simple as ensuring your dog’s vaccines are up to date. If you and any queries about vaccinations, please contact our clinic – we are more than happy to assist!