VACCINATION
A Preventative Animal Care Guide

Vaccination

Your pets health is dependant on regular inoculation against parasites and disease. 

All dogs should be vaccinated against several major diseases including Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Kennel Cough. Vaccination program includes initial vaccination at 6-8 weeks, booster shots at 12-14 weeks and 16-18 weeks, followed by a booster every 12 months to maintain immunity. 

Cats need to be vaccinated against several major diseases including Enteritis, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Leukaemia, Chlamydia and AIDS. Vaccination program includes initial vaccination at 6-8 weeks, booster shots at 12-14 weeks and 16-18 weeks, followed by a booster every 12 months to maintain immunity.

Fairfield Rd Vet Hospital can provide you the appropriate advice about the most suitable protection for your pet.

 

Fleas, Worms & Ticks

Fleas, worms, mites and flies are an unpleasant part of a pets life, but with the right advice and products they won't be a problem. We stock Advocate, Panoramis, Comfortis, Frontline, Capstar, fly repellents and intestinal wormers. Our staff can help you work out what is the best option for you.

Another parasite that commonly affect dogs and cats in Sydney are the Brown Dog Tick and the deadly Australian Paralysis Tick.

Symptoms vary from patient to patient but usually present as progressive paralysis. Some animals, especially cats, may become distressed, anxious and confused. Eventually the animal is unable to breathe as the lungs develop congestion and chest muscles become paralysed. Once animals are fully paralysed, the chances of saving them are greatly reduced. The anti-tick serum is very effective if given early in the course of the condition. For the best chance of survival we recommend you seek early veterinary treatment.