Covid Vaccination for Pets – PETKOVAX

Covid-19 has seen a countless number of cases of human-to-human transmission. However, did you know that just like humans, our pets (especially cats, dogs and ferrets) can catch COVID-19 as well? Yes, that’s true, pets can contract COVID-19 from humans.

Pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, have been affected by COVID in the recent past. While the cases reported have largely been from outside Australia, at Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic, we recently treated our first case of COVID-19! This strain of coronavirus is different from canine coronavirus (CCOV) which has been known to affect dogs in the past. Animals that get COVID-19 are infected by SARS-COV-2, the same virus that leads to coronavirus in humans.

Humans, as a race, have faced a high mortality rate due to the pandemic. However, now that the majority of the world is vaccinated against COVID, it is time we turn our attention to our beloved furry companions – our pets. While most pets that catch COVID-19 are largely asymptomatic, they often go down with a vague illness that leaves them feeling less-than-great. Infected pets might experience a slight fever, mild cough, sneezing, lethargy, diarrhea, or in some worse cases may even have difficulty breathing. It must be pointed out that breathing difficulties (in the form of myocarditis or pericarditis) are extremely rare and highly unlikely.

At Southern Cross Veterinary Clinic, we are offering COVID-19 vaccinations to all pets for FREE (for a limited time only) so that you can rest easy knowing your pet will not fall sick due to Covid. The vaccine we are administering, PETCOVAX, is a protein-based vaccine and is different to the ones available for humans. The trials of PETCOVAX have proven that the antibodies developed through the aid of the vaccine, are effective in fighting all variants discovered so far, including Omnicron.

The COVID-19 vaccine will be administered in two doses separated by a gap of three weeks. 2-3 weeks post the second vaccination, the clinic shall conduct a free blood test to prove that the vaccine worked. The test will show exactly how many antibodies still remain and therefore how well protected your pet is to SARS-COV-2.

Several pet owners have already had their pets fully vaccinated with us, with no side-effects whatsoever. So what are you waiting for? Head to scvc.as.me/schedule.php to book a PETCOVAX vaccination for your pet now.