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Vaccinations

Pride Veterinary Centre offers a range of routine vaccinations for your dog, cat or rabbit

Vaccinations boost your pet’s immunity and act as the first line of defence against some very nasty, and potentially fatal diseases.

By vaccinating your pet you’re helping to keep them happy and healthy by protecting them from picking up infectious, and in some cases potentially fatal, diseases. Vaccination will prevent lengthy and costly treatment for these diseases.

Plus, it’s not just your own pet you’re protecting – Leptospirosis, one of the diseases we vaccinate against, is also infectious to humans and could be passed on from dogs to owners.

It’s also worth knowing that your furry friend needs to be fully vaccinated if they go to a dog walker, doggy day care centre or if you’re planning on leaving them in a kennel or cattery while you are on holiday.

A vaccination is an injection designed to make a pet’s immune system create antibodies against specific infections. When we give a vaccination we are injecting a small dose of a harmless version of the virus/bacteria we want to protect your pet against. This allows your pet’s body to produce a protective response without having contact with the dangerous form of the disease. Once your pet has responded to the vaccine they will have immunity if they come into contact with the virus/bacteria in later life.

Some of the diseases we vaccinate against do not need yearly boosters, however some do require a yearly vaccination. For this reason we use a rolling protocol for our vaccines which ensures that we only vaccinate those things that are needed. This prevents over vaccination but ensures your pet is protected at all times.

Learn More About Vaccinating Your Pet

  • Dog Vaccination
  • Cat Vaccination
  • Rabbit Vaccination

Dog Vaccination

We vaccinate against a number of potentially fatal diseases in dogs:

  • Parvo Virus - Can be fatal especially in young puppies and causes severe vomiting and diarrhoea.
  • Leptospirosis - Can be fatal and causes damage to the liver and kidneys.
  • Infectious Canine Hepatitis - Can often be fatal and can cause damage to the liver, kidneys and eyes. This is often accompanied by a fever.
  • Distemper - Can often be fatal and causes vomiting, diarrhoea, respiratory problems and nervous system changes.
  • Kennel Cough - Kennel cough is a mixture of viral and bacterial infections. It causes a dry harsh hacking cough. Rarely it can progress to pneumonia.
     

Cat Vaccination

We vaccinate cats against:

  • Feline Herpes Virus - Can cause an upper respiratory disease and eye problems. Some cats can become latently infected the problem reoccurring multiple times later in life.
  • Feline Calicivirus - Can cause upper respiratory disease, long term gum problems, and painful joints.
  • Feline Leukaemia Virus - This is fatal. It can cause a suppressed immune system and anaemia and will often cause a fatal cancer.
  • Feline Panleukopenia Virus - This can be often fatal in kittens.  Some animals can pass away with no symptoms except lethargy and fever. Others can have severe vomiting and diarrhoea. If a cat is infected while carrying kittens the kittens can be born with poor brain development.

Rabbit Vaccination

We vaccinate rabbits against:

  • Myxomatosis - This is a viral infection that is almost always fatal. The affected rabbits start with lumps on their ears and genitals, they then develop conjunctivitis and the rabbit becomes blind.
  • Viral Haemorrhagic Disease - These rabbits develop a fever, bleeding from the nose and eyes and often convulsions. More often than not they are found dead in their cage.
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