What Illnesses Do Vaccinations Prevent My Pet From Getting?

Vaccinating your pet can prevent a number of diseases, some of which can be life threatening. We provide a brief description of the diseases commonly vaccinated against.

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Vaccinating your pet can prevent a number of diseases, some of which can be life threatening. Below is a brief description of the diseases commonly vaccinated against.

Vaccinations For Dogs

Vaccination can prevent your beloved dog from falling ill from a number of serious and fatal conditions.

Parvo Virus

  • Can be fatal, especially in young puppies
  • Causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting

Leptospirosis

  • Can be fatal.
  • Causes damage to the liver and kidneys.

Infectious Canine Hepatitis

  • Can often fatal.
  • Can cause damage to the liver, kidneys and eyes.
  • Often causes fever.

Distemper

  • Can often be fatal.
  • Can cause vomiting, diarrhoea, respiratory problems and nervous system changes.

Kennel Cough

  • A mixture of viral and bacterial infections.
  • Causes a dry, harsh, hacking cough.
  • Usually self-limiting, but can progress to pneumonia on rare occasions.

Vaccinations For Cats

Vaccinating your cat will reduce the risk and prevent them contracting serious illnesses, such as:

Feline Herpes Virus

  • Can cause upper respiratory disease and eye problems.
  • Some cats can become latently infected with the problem reoccurring multiple times later in life.

Feline Calicivirus

  • Can cause upper respiratory disease, long term gum problems and painful joints.

Feline Leukaemia Virus

  • Fatal.
  • Can cause a suppressed immune system and anaemia.
  • The virus will often cause a fatal cancer.

Feline Panleukopenia Virus

  • Can be fatal, often in kittens.
  • Some animals can pass away with no symptoms except lethargy and fever. Others can have severe vomiting and diarrhoea.
  • If a cat is infected while carrying kittens the kittens can be born with poor brain development.

Vaccination is still one of the most important things you can do to keep your pet healthy. If you have any concerns about vaccinating your pet, please speak to your vet.

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