Kennel Cough is common due to large numbers of dogs which stay in kennels and then return back into the general population, carrying the infection but not showing signs because they are vaccinated (dogs cannot stay at the kennels without kennel cough vaccinations). This disease is equivalent to whooping cough in people and is very infectious (easily transmitted) and very debilitating (makes your dog very unwell with pneumonia). This vaccine is required annually.
Leptospirosis australis is carried by the Rats present in the cane fields, in the city and at the harbour. They shed the bacteria in their urine as they move around. Dogs are exposed to the bacteria when they sniff or taste the urine on the ground. The bacteria infects your dog and causes severe liver and kidney failure. Treatment is expensive, rarely successful and fatality is common. This vaccine is required annually.
The recommended vaccination series for all Puppies is:
- C3 Vaccinations at 6-8 weeks, and C5 + Lepto australis at 10-12 weeks, and Lepto australis booster at 14-16 weeks
The recommended vaccinations for all Adult Dogs are:
- C3 once they are over 12 months of age, and then only once every 3 years.
- Kennel Cough and Lepto vaccines are given annually to maintain protection against these diseases
We provide a free reminder service to ensure you are kept up to date and your dog’s protection is maintained.
If you have any other questions or queries regarding vaccinations for your dog or puppy, please call us and we will be happy to advise and help – 4955 6000