Dog Vaccinations

  • 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
    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.