Vaccinations are an integral part of maintaining your pet’s overall health by preventing infectious diseases. At SWVets we can tailor a vaccination plan that to suit your pet’s needs, environment and lifestyle. For cats, vaccinations cover highly contagious and serious diseases including Feline Panleukopaenia, Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Feline Calicivirus and Feline Chlamydia.
Kittens gain immunity from their mothers in the first few weeks of their life, however, this immunity starts waning at around 8-9 weeks hence we recommend starting a course of initial vaccinations.
In puppies, Parvovirus is still considered widespread In New Zealand and can cause severe diarrhoea, vomiting and dehydration in unvaccinated puppies. Therefore, it is paramount that puppies from 8 weeks come in regularly for their puppy boosters. Canine kennel cough is another common and highly contagious disease that is boosted annually and is a requirement for kennel boarding.
It is also essential for puppies to have had their first vaccination if you would like them to enrol in one of our puppy preschool classes.
Vaccination is the best way to avoid preventable diseases that we have on offer to us currently. Have your kitten or puppy vaccinated today to give them the best start at life.