Puppy Health Check
We all know it is important to keep our pup’s vaccinations up-to-date, but what are the diseases that we protect against?
We follow the World Small Animal Veterinary Asociation (WSAVA) guidelines for vaccinating puppies and tailor this to our area which carries a high-rish parvovirus threat. The vaccine schedule we recommend includes 3 vaccines at:
After this, a booster should be given every 12 months.
What does the ‘C5’ vaccine cover?
Parvovirus – This virus is present in the soil and spread by the vomitus and faeces of affected dogs. It is a devastating gastroenteritis causing severe vomiting and bloody diarrhoea. Affected dogs require intensive hospitalisation however, the disease is often fatal.
Distemper – Due to vaccination of the dog population in Australia this disease is luckily now quite rare. It causes respiratory and neurological disorders and can be fatal
Infectious Hepatitis – A viral disease that leads to liver damage that can be irreversible and in some cases, fatal.
Parainfluenza – The viral component of Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis (sometimes referred to as kennel cough) which causes a severe respiratory infection resulting in coughing. Contrary to popular belief, your dog does not need to be in a kennel to contract this disease.
Bordatella bronchiseptica – The bacterial component to Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis.
Prevention against these debilitating diseases is as simple as ensuring your dog’s vaccines are up to date. If you have any queries about vaccinations, please contact us.