Prevention is key

Dog Vaccinations

Take care of your puppy before things go wrong

Annual vaccinations are important to promote longevity by reducing the risk of infection from common diseases

Our vaccination appointments for puppies and adults are comprehensive and attract no consultation fee. Your vet will perform a full physical examination and take the time to go through any questions you have about how to keep your dog in perfect health.

Suggested topics for discussion with your vet at this appointment include:

  • Diet
  • Training
  • Dental care
  • Socialisation
  • Routine care including deworming

What we routinely vaccinate against

  • Parvovirus – a highly contagious viral gastroenteritis. Depression, loss of appetite, severe vomiting and diarrhoea containing blood are some of the symptoms. Death can occur very quickly.
  • Distemper – a highly contagious disease producing symptoms such as conjunctivitis, nasal discharge, convulsive seizures and spinal cord damage. Treatment is often ineffective.
  • Hepatitis – in puppies can cause sudden death, whilst adult dogs can experience, weakness, fever, diarrhoea, loss of appetite and bleeding.
  • Canine Cough -a complex disease caused by bacterium and a virus. Affected dogs will have a hacking cough persisting for weeks. In puppies and old dogs the disease can be devastating.
To book, please contact reception on 02 9516 0234

Vaccine alternative

An alternative to vaccinating your pets annually is to come to the clinic for a small blood test that tells us whether your pet has enough antibodies from previous vaccinations circulating in the blood which would protect them against the deadly viruses and bacteria. If antibodies are high enough, our Doctors will not recommend vaccination and would suggest re-testing or vaccination in a certain number of months or years based on the result.