The warmer weather is here and if you’re thinking about getting out and about with your pet, it’s time to check they are up to date with their vaccinations. If you’re unsure the last vaccination date – give us a call.
Cats are usually vaccinated with an “F3” which protects against the following:
- Feline herpes virus – sneezing and a runny nose
- Feline calicivirus – difficulty breathing, runny eyes and nose and can develop into pneumonia
- Feline panleukopaenia – vomiting and diarrhoea
A “C5” vaccination usually protects dogs against the following:
Distemper – a highly contagious viral disease which is often fatal. It can be spread via nose to nose contact with infected animals, or sniffing urine, vomit or faeces from an infected animal.
Hepatitis – an inflammation of the liver, but the disease is more extensive than affecting just this organ. Initially the dog has a fever, then the virus spreads to the lymphatic system and damages the liver and kidneys.
Parvovirus – a viral disease which affects the gastrointestinal tract, bone marrow and lymphatic systems. The disease is contracted by contact with the saliva, vomit or faeces of an infected animal or by direct contact with an infected animal.
Canine Cough also known as Kennel Cough
There is a viral and bacterial version of kennel cough. Signs are characterised by a sudden onset of a dry hacking cough. Often the dog is bright and active, but the cough worsens with activity.
All the diseases above are highly contagious and are potentially fatal. The good news is you can protect your furry friend from these diseases with a simple visit to the vet to update their vaccinations.
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The Korumburra Vet team