By following our vaccination program your canine friend will be protected from:.
- Canine parvovirus is an acute, highly contagious disease.
- The virus is shed in large amounts in the stools of acutely infected dogs for up to several weeks following infection. The disease is transmitted by oral contact with infected faeces.
- Parvo affects dogs of all ages, but most cases occur in puppies 6 to 20 weeks of age.
- Symptons include depression, vomiting, and diarrhoea. Some dogs have no fever, while others have a high fever (up to 106°F, 41.1°C).
- Diarrhoea is profuse and contains mucus and/or blood. Dehydration develops rapidly.
- The disease is often fatal; therefore vaccination is a vital defence against it.
The disease is passed to your dog via infected rat urine and humans can contract it either from coming into contact with rat urine or through an infected dog. The disease is prevalent anywhere there is a rat population.
- The disease affects the liver and kidneys.
- It is difficult to treat and involves a protracted time of isolation before they are fully clear.
- Due to the risk of infection to humans, vets and nursing staff will wear full protective clothing when dealing with the patient.
- The disease is often fatal or leaves the patient with lasting problems.
- This virus is not seen as frequently due to responsible dog owners vaccinating their dogs; however if the vaccine uptake reaches a critical low we may see a resurgence of the disease.
- The disease causes diarrhoea, coughing, fever, fitting, paralysis and can be fatal.
- In younger dogs, if they do survive, the virus will have a lasting impact. They may have pitting of the teeth, eye problems and neurological issues.
- It is very difficult to treat and is often fatal.
Infectious Canine Hepatitis
- Symptons include liver failure, eye damage and breathing problems.
- The virus is easily spread from dog to dog.
- The virus can be fatal.
Infectious Tracheobronchitis (Kennel Cough)
- Very common and easily spread from dog to dog.
- Symptons include a dry, hacking cough which may lead to retching.
- It is treated by nasal vaccine.
- Most boarding kennels will require this vaccine along with the normal booster before allowing your dog to stay.
- We advise it is given at least two weeks before possible exposure to a high risk area such as boarding kennels.