Vaccinations are a preventative treatment against infectious diseases. Vaccines are medications designed to stimulate the body’s immune system to produce disease-fighting antibodies to help protect against the disease.
As we are all particularly aware since the onset of “COVID”, vaccination is not just important for the prevention of disease in the individual but also for prevention of disease in the community as a whole. This is why kennels are particularly careful about asking for your pet’s vaccination card. They need to keep the kennel community healthy.
COVID also raised the issue of vaccination risk versus benefits. It is rare for a vaccination or treatment to not run the risk of some sort of adverse effect, but for anything to become a commonly used preventative, the benefits need to far outweigh the risks or no one would recommend or use them.
All the vaccines we recommend are designed to prevent disease that are either life threatening or potentially causing significant and unpleasant disease and I have never in my 27 plus years of practice seen or even heard of a serious adverse reaction to a vaccination in a dog or a cat.
Of course, it is ideal that we discuss each vaccination based on the individual situation of each patient.
Our general consultation fees and travel fees may occur, as well as any specific service pricing listed below.
Standard C5 vaccination ($40) for our dogs is: Distemper, Hepatitis and parvovirus and the two types of canine cough (Parainfluenza and Bordetella)
Kennel cough or Canine cough only for dogs that have had a 3 yearly C3 vaccine is ($20)
Standard F3 vaccination ($20) For our cats is: feline panleukopenia, Herpes virus and the calicivirus (Cat flu)
The vaccination is bundled with our standard consult fee. ($155)