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Does your pet need a vaccination?

Does your pet need a vaccination?

The Christmas holidays are just around the corner (gasp!) and if your pet is going to be boarding this festive season, now is the time to check their vaccination status. Your pet may very well need a booster before they go into the boarding facility so read on to get all the details.

You need to act swiftly to get things in order, especially if your pet is overdue for a vaccination or the vaccination is due while they are boarding. After all, you don’t want the stress of being turned away from the boarding kennel or cattery when you are trying to leave for your holiday!

The best thing to do is give us a call, we can look up your pet’s medical file and determine their vaccination history. We will let you know when their vaccine is due and if you need to come in for an appointment. It’s also always a good idea to check with the boarding facility what their minimum vaccination requirements are as some places may differ.

Most boarding facilities require cats to have a minimum of an F3 vaccination. This vaccine protects your cat from Feline Herpes Virus, Feline Panleukopenia (Feline Parvovirus) and Feline Calicivirus.

Dogs require a C5 vaccination, protecting your canine friend from Canine Distemper, Canine Hepatitis, Canine Parvovirus as well as two components of canine cough; Canine Parainfluenza and Bordetella bronchiseptica.

Did you know that vaccinating your pet is one of the most important ways to keep them healthy?

Here are the reasons why:

  1. Vaccinations protect against preventable diseases.
  2. Vaccinations are substantially less expensive than the cost of treatment for the diseases they protect against.
  3. Vaccinations protect your pet from transmissible diseases in boarding facilities, at parks and even when they visit us (if your pet has to be hospitalised for any illness, their immune system may already be compromised.)

If you have any questions about vaccinations and your pet, always ask us for the most up to date and accurate information.

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