Puppies and older dogs are at risk from mainly 5 serious infections. It is great to know that they can be protected against these contagious diseases by a simple vaccination program.
Pet parents and their dogs are very mobile and it is likely that they will come into contact with the nasty viruses as they interact with other dogs in environments like dog parks and beaches. Even walking through a park, you can pick up viruses on your shoes and bring them home to your dog.
Vaccination is a cost-effective way of protecting your dog or puppy against serious disease and prevent the high costs involved in their treatment.
All the vaccines we use are made to the highest standards of safety and effectiveness. Puppies and dogs can be protected from the following infectious diseases by vaccination:
C3 Vaccinates against:
C5 Vaccinates against:
C5 Vaccinates against:
We recommend annual C5 Vaccinations with a thorough Health Check.
Canine parvovirus causes severe gastro-enteritis in dogs of all ages. Young puppies are most susceptible to this very contagious disease. They can die within days of contracting the disease.
Signs of parvo viral infection include vomiting, diarrhoea (usually containing blood), severe abdominal pain, dehydration and depression. Canine parvo virus can remain in the environment for over 12 months.
Distemper is a highly contagious and deadly viral disease affecting dogs of all ages. This virus attacks the nervous system and typical signs include fever, discharge from the eyes and nose, respiratory problems, loss of appetite, skin reactions, vomiting, diarrhoea, muscle spasms and convulsions. Dogs that do recover from this disease may have thickened foot pads, damaged teeth, permanent brain damage and progressive paralysis.
Canine hepatitis is a highly infectious disease which causes liver damage in dogs. Puppies are most at risk and signs of infection include fever, ocular lesions, respiratory signs, jaundice, depression, lack of appetite, diarrhoea and abdominal pain (due to liver enlargement).
The virus is passed by contact with infected dogs and through contact with the urine of infected dogs. It can continue to infect dogs for months after apparent recovery from disease. This virus can also cause long-term kidney and liver problems in older dogs.
KC is mostly caused by Bordetella bronchiseptica and Parainfluenza virus. The vaccination is very effective if done once a year, but if there is high exposure to these organisms every six months is recommended. The disease causes a tracheobroncitis with almost constant coughing. With treatment, the disease can take 7 to 10 days to improve. We recommend that you vaccinate your dogs against KC just before they go to kennels.