Dogs and Cats need the protection of their owners and care of a veterinarian to enjoy healthy lives. At Woombye Veterinary Surgery we understand the deep bond and connection between people and their pets. That is why we provide a range of vaccines, parasite control products, and medications that care for the animal members of your family.
We encourage dog and cat owners to visit a veterinarian on a regular basis. Annual check-ups and preventive care are the best ways to make sure that companion animals stay active and healthy.
When to vaccinate
When puppies and kittens are born they are usually protected from infections by their mother’s milk, providing she has been regularly vaccinated. However, this protection only lasts a few weeks so they need regular vaccinations from an early age.
Puppies are typically vaccinated at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. Kittens are similiarly vaccinated at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. Vaccination protocol is dependent upon age of first presentation. Your young pet should then be given a booster 12 months after their 12 week vaccination.
Older pets need protecting too, as their immunity can decline. Speak to your vet as the regularity of your companions vaccinations can vary depending on the diseases prevalent in your area.
Vaccines against infectious diseases
Dogs should be routinely vaccinated against:
Canine parvovirus, Canine distemper virus, Infectious canine hepatitis, Parainfluenza and Bordetella
Cats should be routinely vaccinated against:
Feline infectious enteritis, Feline herpes virus, Feline calicivirus, Feline AIDS / Leukaemia virus*.
* If your cat is an outside cat these additional vaccinations are recommended.