With the silly season just about upon us, we wanted to remind our clients of the importance of having their pet’s vaccinations up to date.
It is often at this time of the year that we are travelling, and sometimes with very short notice.
If you are in the position of needing to board your pet in a kennel, it is requirement that their vaccinations are up to date. If you take your pets with you, there is always a chance they can contract one of the diseases that vaccination protects against if they are unprotected.
Vaccination is one of the most powerful tools we have when it comes to keeping our pets healthy. They are also very are safe and have minimal (if any) side effects. We recommend you vaccinate your pets because, quite simply, they work.
It is a kennel requirement that your dog be vaccinated with a C5 vaccination. It is the minimum requirement for most boarding kennels. We strongly recommend a C5 vaccination for all dogs due to the frequency that we see dogs with parvovirus and canine cough in this area. A C5 vaccination will cover your dog against all of the following diseases:
- Adenovirus (Hepatitis)
- Bordetella Bronchiseptica
We recommend an F4 vaccination be given for cats. It protects against the major diseases we see in cats and they include:
- Feline rhinotracheitis virus
- Panlecopenia virus
- Feline calicivurus