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Opening hours: 7.30am – 6.00pm Weekdays
8.30am – 1.30pm on Saturday
Closed Sunday

Dog Vaccinations

It is vital that your dog is protected against the following important diseases:

Canine Parvovirus

Parvo causes a severe, often fatal diarrhea most commonly in puppies/young dogs. Dogs become infected after coming into contact with the virus which can be shed in large numbers in infected faeces. The virus can also survive in the environment for a long time.

Canine Distemper Virus

The distemper virus causes severe respiratory and neurological disease that usually results in the affected animal being euthanased. The distemper virus is spread by inhaling infected droplets (ie close contact with an infected animal that sneezes/coughs) and is most prevelant in young animals. Thankfully because of vaccination Distemper is rarely seen these days.

Infectious Canine Hepatitis

Canine Adenovirus 1 Infection may cause acute fatal inflammation of the liver or may result in chronic liver disease.

Canine Parainfluenza Virus and Adenovirus 2

Both viruses cause infectious tracheobronchitis (kennel cough) The most common symptom is a severe hacking cough that persists for 10 -14 days. They are transmitted by inhaling infected droplets (ie sneeze/cough) so are a particular issue in kennels or dog shelters where animals are in close contact

Bordetella Bronchiseptica

Is a bacteria that can also cause kennel cough either by itself or in combination with other respiratory viruses. Like the respiratory viruses it is spread by inhaling infected droplets. The predominant symptom is a harsh cough that resolves within 10-14 days.

Leptospirosis

Is a bacterial infection that is of particular relevance as it can be passed to humans. In dogs liver and kidney failure may be seen and severe acute infections are often fatal. The disease is transmitted via close contact with an infected animal through urine, the placenta, bites or by eating infected material Humans can contract Leptospirosis through contact with infected dog urine.

Cat Vaccinations

Respiratory Viruses

The two viruses commonly associated with cat flu or snuffles are the Feline Herpesvirus and the Feline Calicivirus. Both cause upper respiratory symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, conjunctivitis and discharge from the nose and eyes. The Herpesvirus tends to cause more severe symptoms. Ulcers on the tongue and chronic inflammation of the gums may also be seen with Calicivirus infection. Cats become infected by close contact with infected cats. Cats are at greatest risk of contracting snuffles at a boarding/breeding cattery or animal shelter. Recovered cats may continue to shed the virus without showing symptoms potentially infecting many animals.

Feline Panleukopenia

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Is a parvovirus that may cause depletion of white blood cells, severe intestinal damage, diarrhea and death. Abortion and abnormal brain development in young kittens (cerebellar hypoplasia) may also be seen.

 

Other Vaccines

Vaccines against the Feline Leukaemia Virus, Chlymaydophilia Felis, and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus are also available but are not included/recommended in our routine vaccination protocols.

Rabbit Vaccinations

Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) is a calicivirus of the genus Lagovirus that causes rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD).This RHD virus was introduced into New Zealand to try to control the rabbit population especially in the South Island. The virus is deadly to both wild and domesticated pet rabbits so we do advise vaccinating pet rabbits.
The recommended plan is to vaccinate at 9 to 12 weeks of age and then to give an annual booster vaccination.

Hi our names are Arabella, Charlie, Whisky and Gina Roberton and we are all patients of the Abbotts Way Veterinary Clinic. We would like to thank David & Rachael for their outstanding and friendly service over the years. During an emergency the staff have looked after not only us but our parents Anna & David. We have ALWAYS had a follow up phone call to see how we are and we receive personally addressed letters containing treats when our vaccines are due. We are happy to get out of our cages when we arrive as we know that even during injection and worming time we will be pampered. From all of us in chorus, MEOW, MEOW, MEOW, MEOW and a very big thank you for all you have done for us”

-Anna & David Roberton, St. Heliers

Due to the current government announcement, as of December 3rd, our clinic will be following the Red COVID protection framework.

We ask that clients adhere to the following safety measures:

  • Please do not attend the clinic if you are unwell.
  • It is now a requirement that all clients entering our clinic are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (if eligible).
  • Please wear your face mask or present your face covering exemption card.
  • Please check-in via the QR codes around our clinic for contact tracing purposes.
     

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