Vaccinations and your pet
Our pets offer us unconditional love and friendship. Just like any other family member, vaccinations for pets (particularly our puppy and kitten family members) is crucial to their health. To safeguard your pet from potentially serious and sometimes fatal diseases, Greencross Vets recommends a tailored preventative health care program for every pet, which includes regular vaccinations.
Local Outbreak Alert
Do you live in Sydney’s Inner West? Leptospirosis is an uncommon yet deadly disease affecting dogs, in August 2020 there was an outbreak in Sydney’s Inner West. The disease also took the lives of dogs in Sydney and Melbourne in late 2019. We recommend vaccinating your dog to protect them from Leptospirosis if you live in an inner city area. Click here to learn more about protecting your dog from Leptospirosis.
Vaccinating your pet against contagious and potentially fatal diseases is vital. Most of the diseases covered by vaccinations are viral and may not always respond well to medication or treatment, prevention is the best cure! Where treatments are available, they may be prolonged and require hospitalisation to which there is a cost. For this and other reasons, we strongly recommend vaccinations.
When should you vaccinate your pet?
Generally, puppies and kittens require an initial series of three vaccines followed by an annual booster to ensure ongoing protection from disease. All Greencross Vets perform a comprehensive physical examination before any vaccination is given. Your local Greencross Vets clinic team can recommend a vaccination regimen to keep your pet safe and protected.
Your vet will review your pet’s medical history and determine exactly which vaccine program is most appropriate depending on the age, lifestyle of your pet and the area in which you and your pet live or visit.
Unvaccinated pets are at high risk of contracting serious or even fatal diseases. You can protect your dog or cat by maintaining the vaccination program recommended by your Greencross Vets pet care team. Give our friendly team a call for more information.
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For more information about vaccinating your pet, please contact your local Greencross Vets.