VACCINATIONSOur Vet Clinic provides Vaccinations for your pet in Earlwood, Marrickille, Campsie and the inner west suburbs. To keep your pets healthy they need to be immunised against harmful viruses that could cause them sickness. To protect them they need to be vaccinated at a young age and thereafter annually. This allows them to build immunity against diseases and helps them maintain their health and vigour. During your pet's vaccination visit we will also give them a thorough Wellness check -up so that we can identify any problems in the early stages. Our Wellness Check includes a dental check, body system examination, weight, nutrition, preventative assessment on fleas, heart worm, intestinal worms and tick control. During this visit you can also discuss any concerns that you may have.Dog VaccinationsOne of the most important things you can do to give your dog a long and healthy life is to ensure that they are vaccinated against common canine diseases. Your dog's mother gave her puppy immunity from disease for the first few weeks of existence by providing disease-fighting antibodies in her milk. Responsible pet parenting is required of you to continue this immunity by vaccinating your pet.Vaccines contain small quantities of altered or "killed" viruses, bacteria or other disease-causing organisms. When administered, they stimulate your dog's immune system to produce disease-fighting cells and proteins , or antibodies to protect against disease.Your pet should be protected against those diseases which are most common, highly contagious and which cause serious illness. These diseases include Canine Distemper, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Canine Parvovirus and Canine Tracheobronchitis (Canine Cough). Other vaccinations like Leptospirosis may be recommended, based on our evaluation of the risks posed by environment and lifestyle.Cat VaccinationsGenerally, the immunity that a kitten gains from their mother's milk begins to diminish after 8-9 weeks. It is then time to begin the initial vaccinations, usually a course of 2 or 3 injections given 3 to 4 weeks apart. Thereafter, your cat will require repeat vaccinations for the rest of his or her life.The vaccinations that your cat should receive include Feline Panleucopaenia, Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis (cat Flu), Feline Calicivirus (cat flu) and Feline Chlamydiosis.We also advocate vaccinating your cat against FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus or Cat Aids).Call us today to discuss your pet’s vaccination schedule.