Vaccinating your pet can help reduce future vet bills and may even save your pets life!
When you have your pet vaccinated, you are actively reducing the chances of them contacting any number of common diseases that lead to a trip to the vet. Unfortunately, there are many diseases that your pet may contact that can be very serious and even fatal, even with treatment. We suggest getting regular vaccinations for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens to prevent the spread of disease.
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There are six viruses and infections in Australia that can affect your pet cat – and all can be prevented with a simple vaccination. These are the most common viruses that we vaccinate against.
Also known as the ‘cat flu’ viruses, symptoms will present two to five days after exposure. These viruses are generally not fatal, but they can make your kitten very sick for one to three weeks – their symptoms will include inflamed conjunctiva, corneal ulcers, eye and nasal discharge, and secondary bacterial infection of these tissues.
It isn’t unusual for recovered kittens to become lifelong carriers of the virus and become sick again during periods of stress. Vaccination as a kitten prior to exposure is critical.
Also known as distemper, this is a highly contagious and life-threatening disease that can quickly spread throughout the cat population. It spreads by attacking rapidly dividing cells in your pets’ body, such as cells within the intestinal tract, bone marrow and a developing foetus. Thankfully, the Feline Panleukopaenia Virus can be prevented with a simple vaccination.
We want to ensure your dog is safe and healthy, and vaccinations are the best way to do this. Indeed, there is a vaccination for many serios canine diseases, including;
There are many preventable conditions that can cause very serious health issues and even death for your dog – some are so serious that your pet may lose their life in a matter of days or even hours. Vaccination is the best way to give your furry friend the best chance at a long and healthy life!
Depending on your pet’s environment and lifestyle, there are other vaccinations that you may consider.
Ferrets can occasionally be affected by a dog virus known as the Distemper Virus. Though this is incredibly uncommon, it will likely be fatal if your pet has not already been vaccinated. Your ferret should be vaccinated against this virus three times when they are a kit (baby ferret) – at eight weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks – then once a year as an adult.
There a number of potentially fatal viruses in Australia that your pet rabbit should be vaccinated against. The most common is:
This virus will cause your pet to bleed internally, and death can occur as quickly as one or two days after the first signs appear. If your pet is under 12 weeks, it will be vaccinated twice, and if it is older than 12 weeks it will be vaccinated only once. After their first round of vaccinations, they will need to be vaccinated once every year. As the virus can be transmitted by mosquitos, neither the rabbit nor the owner needs to have contact with a sick rabbit for your pet to become infected.
At Brisbane Pet Surgery, we vaccinate thousands of pets every year. Drawing on over 45 years’ experience, we are experts in vaccinating cats, dogs, kittens and puppies in Melbourne. We also vaccinate a number of pocket pets, including rabbits, rats and ferrets.
Vaccinating your pet is as easy as booking an appointment. We administer vaccines as part of our standard check-up or as a dedicated visit specifically for vaccinations. If you have any queries over which vaccine is right for your pet and when they are needed, please don’t hesitate to call our team and we will help you through the process.
Since childhood, Dr. Plummer has been passionate about caring for animals, and graduated with Honours in a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland. He opened the Brisbane Pet Surgery with the aim of making quality pet care affordable for everyone.About Scot Pricing Philosophy
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