Is a highly contagious viral disease that can affect dogs of any age. The usual signs are fever, depression, loss of appetite and discharge of pus from the eyes and nose. The disease can cause neurological damage resulting in epilepsy and is often fatal.
A viral disease, like distemper is extremely contagious and often fatal. It is characterised by loss of appetite, depression, diarrhoea often with blood. The disease may be very severe with deaths occurring within 24-36 hours of onset.
This viral disease can affect all dogs in particular puppies and young dogs. Deaths can occur within 24 hours. Outbreaks occur regularly throughout Australia. It affects the intestines causing bloody stained diarrhoea and vomiting. Serious dehydration and fluid imbalance may result. Without treatment many dogs will die.
Affected dogs have a hacking cough which usually appears after exercise and may persist for several weeks. Among the infectious agents associated with kennel cough are the bacterium, Bordetella brochiseptica, and two viruses. Canine Adenovirus Type 2 and Canine Parainfluenza Virus.
A disease spread by rodent urine. It causes severe liver disease and jaundice. Most importantly this disease can spread to humans and is usually fatal for dogs.
A contagious disease that affects young dogs and older dogs especially, causing vomiting and bloody diarrhoea, can be fatal.
1st vaccination (C3) at 6 - 8 weeks of age
2nd vaccination (C5 or C7) at 10 -12 weeks of age
3rd vaccination (C5 or C7) at 14 - 16 weeks of age
Then annually - C5 or C7 for lasting protection
Heartworm can be prevented in most cases by monthly medication or by yearly heartworm injection. This parasite lives in the blood vessels of the heart and lungs. Heavy infection may result in heart failure. Heartworm is spread by mosquitoes and can be detected by examining the blood for young parasites or for heartworm protein.
Prevention should start from 14 days of age and repeated fortnightly until 3 months of age. Thereafter every 3 months for life.
Pets generally do not show ill effects after their visit to the vet for vaccination and do not require special aftercare. Like children, however, your pet maybe off colour for a day or two, or have slight swelling, tenderness or pain around the injection site. Your pet may also have reduced appetite and want to rest. On rare occasions, reactions maybe more concerning.