Puppy & Kitten Care

Vaccinations

Our pets are susceptible to a range of dangerous and infectious diseases. It is important that we vaccinate our pets to prevent them from contracting these diseases.

Puppy Care

What we vaccinate against:

Distemper:


Distemper is a viral disease that can affect any dog, particularly puppies and unvaccinated dogs. Signs include, fever, lethargy, inappetance, nose and eye discharge, vomiting and diarrhoea.

 

Parvovirus:
 

Parvovirus is a highly contagious virus that attacks the gastrointestinal track of the dog. The virus is spread through contaminated faeces and soil. After exposure to the virus the dog will develop a fever, acute abdominal pain followed by haemorrhagic vomiting and diarrhoea. High mortality rate is seen in infected dogs. 
 

Hepatitis:
 

Hepatitis is a contagious disease that can be fatal in young puppies. Fever, loss of appetite, depression, diarrhoea, tonsillitis and acute abdominal pain due to an inflamed liver are all signs of canine hepatitis.
 

Para Influenza:
 

A highly contagious viral disease that usually affects dogs that socialise in parks, shows, and kennels. Main sign of Para influenza is a harsh hacking cough. Severely affected dogs may also present with fever, lethargy and reduced appetite.
 

Bordetella:
 

A highly contagious bacterial disease that usually affects dogs that socialise in parks, shows, and kennels. Main sign of Bordetella bronchiseptica is a harsh hacking cough. Severely affected dogs may also present with fever, lethargy and reduced appetite.

 

Vaccination Schedule for a Puppy

1st Vaccination: - 6-8 weeks

2nd Vaccination: - 12-14 weeks

3rd Vaccination: - 16-18 weeks

Annual Booster Vaccinations

Kitten Care

What we vaccinate against:

Feline Enteritis:
 

Feline enteritis is transmitted through infected faeces. Signs may include inappetance and depression followed by severe abdominal pain and profuse vomiting and diarrhoea that may contain blood.

 

Feline Respiratory Disease:
 

Feline respiratory disease is a contagious disease that presents with fever, sneezing, coughing and discharge from the nose and eyes, ulcers on the tongue, loss of appetite and lethargy.
 

We also vaccinate against FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) and Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV). These viruses are transmitted from cat to cat through saliva. This vaccination
is strongly recommended for outdoor cats.

 

Vaccination Schedule for a Kitten

1st Vaccination: - 6-8 weeks

2nd Vaccination: - 12-14 weeks

3rd Vaccination 16-18 weeks

Annual Booster Vaccinations

Worming

Intestinal parasites in our dogs and cats can be controlled with a proper de-worming schedule.

 

Signs that your dog or cat may have worms:
 

  • Diarrhoea

  • Weight Loss

  • Dry Hair

  • Poor General Appearance

  • Vomiting

The most common intestinal worming schedule for cats and dogs involves giving an intestinal wormer at 6, 8, 10 & 12 weeks of age, then 3 monthly ongoing.

Heartworm

Heartworm is a parasitic worm that is spread through the bite of a mosquito. It can result in severe lung disease, heart failure, and death in pets, mainly dogs and cats.

The worms are called “heartworms” because the adults live primarily in the heart, as well as the lungs.

Symptoms include:

  • Coughing

  • Lethargy

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Heart failure

Heartworm prevention in dogs involves a heartworm prevention injection at 12 weeks of age (with 2nd puppy vaccination), a booster at 6 months of age (at time of desexing), then annual injections with annual vaccination.
 

Prevention for cats involves giving all-wormer (heartworm and intestinal worm) tablet at 6, 8, 10 & 12 weeks of age, then monthly ongoing.

Fleas

Any dog or cat is susceptible to fleas. Fleas cause great discomfort to your pets, causing the skin to itch and potentially leading to complications such as skin infections and hair loss.

 

At Cooks Hill Vet Clinic we have a wide range of products available for treating fleas including monthly tablets and spot-on treatments (monthly or 3 monthly).

Ticks

Any dog or cat is susceptible to ticks. Ticks are parasites that attach to the skin and feed on the blood of the host.

Ticks can spread blood borne diseases, and certain ticks can cause paralysis and death.

When it comes to ticks, prevention is key.

 

At Cooks Hill Vet Clinic we have a wide range of products available for preventing ticks, including 3 or 6 monthly oral chews, or 6 monthly spot-on treatments.

Come in and speak to one of our friendly staff for a treatment plan suitable for your pet.

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Cooks Hill, NSW 2300

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Cooks Hill Veterinary Clinic is a comprehensive and compassionate animal hospital, providing a full range of services. We welcome patients in need of routine medical and surgical care, as well as emergency treatment cases.

Our priority is the wellness of your pet!