Dogs

There are many diseases that are fatal to dogs, but thankfully we have the ability to prevent many of these with regular vaccination. In order to be effective, these vaccines must be given as a series of booster injections at the puppy stage, with annual injections thereafter for life. Dogs and puppies are vaccinated against four viral diseases, including Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza. They are also vaccinated against one bacterial disease known as Bordetella.

In order to give your puppy the best protection against these diseases, it is recommended that you follow the vaccination regime outlined below.

  • Give C4 vaccination between 6 – 8 weeks of age
  • Give C5 vaccination at 12 weeks of age (the Proheart SR12 booster can be given at the same time for heartworm prevention)
  • Give C5 vaccination at 16 weeks of age
  • Give C5 vaccination annually thereafter (the Proheart SR12 injection can be given at the same time for heartworm prevention)

Recent studies and our experience at the clinic suggests the 16 week vaccination is vital to provide effective protection against Parvovirus.


Cats

There are many infectious diseases that are dangerous and even fatal to cats, but thankfully we have the ability to prevent many of these with regular vaccination. In order to be effective, these vaccines must be given as a series of booster injections at the kitten stage, with annual injections thereafter for life. Cats and kittens are vaccinated against three diseases, including Feline Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calici Virus and Feline Enteritis. They can also be vaccinated against Feline AIDS through the use of the FIV vaccine. Please discuss your vaccination options with the veterinarian when you visit the clinic to ensure the apropriate protection for your cat.

In order to give your kitten the best protection against these diseases, it is recommended that you follow the vaccination regime outlined below.

  • Give F3 vaccination between 6 – 8 weeks of age
  • Give F3 & FIV vaccinations at 12 weeks of age
  • Give FIV vaccination at 14 weeks of age
  • Give F3 & FIV vaccinations at 16 weeks of age
  • Give F3 & FIV vaccinations annually thereafter