Welcoming a new pet into your family is a special time, so we understand how important it is that your dog or cat is well cared for when it’s time for their routine pet vaccinations. At Plus One Vet, we pride ourselves on our caring and compassionate approach to pet care.
If you found us by searching ‘dog vaccination near me’ or ‘puppy vaccination clinic near me’ you likely received a lot of information about how and when to vaccinate your dog. We’re here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have, ensuring the vaccination experience is seamless for you and your pet.
What is a typical vaccination schedule?
Schedules for pet vaccinations will vary depending on whether you are vaccinating a puppy or a kitten, and your pet’s lifestyle i.e an indoor urban pet may require different vaccines when compared to one living mostly outdoors on a farm.
Typically, your cat or dog will receive their first 3 vaccinations within the first 5 months of their lives.
It’s important for your pet to be vaccinated as it offers a range of health benefits as well as meeting the legal requirements for pet vaccines.
What are the core and non-core vaccines.
As we get to know and love your pet we will understand your family’s lifestyle, and provide you with a schedule of recommended core and non-core vaccines.
Core vaccines are pet vaccinations deemed mandatory because they protect your new pet against common fatal diseases.
Non-core vaccines, also known as elective or additional vaccines, are also available. These are recommended based on your pet’s lifestyle.
What can you expect after the vaccination?
While many pets won’t display any notable side effects after their vaccination, some cats and dogs can experience lethargy, loss of appetite and occasionally skin irritation, vomiting and diarrhoea. We encourage you and your pet to stay on the premises after your appointment, so we can address symptoms if they arise.
Vaccinations are required throughout your dog’s first year of life, with most administered in the first 3 to 4 months.
Puppy vaccinations are important because without them your new pet won’t be immune and will be highly susceptible to viral and bacterial diseases that could otherwise be fatal.
Vaccines protect your pet. They also protect you against diseases such as rabies that are transmissible to humans.
The good news is with vaccines, most diseases can be prevented
What is the recommended puppy vaccination schedule QLD
Puppy vaccinations typically start at just 6 to 8 weeks old. Our dog vaccination clinic offers core vaccines that are important for your dog to ensure they can live their best life. when bringing home a new puppy it’s important to know that throughout their first year of life, your dog will require a number of vaccinations:
1st: 6-8 weeks old – C4 vaccine
2nd: 10-12 weeks old – C5 vaccine
3rd: 14-16 weeks old – C4 vaccine
After this initial set of vaccinations, your beloved dog will then receive a yearly C5 vaccination in order to keep them healthy and protected from a range of different diseases.
While kittens are born with antibodies against diseases from their mothers, via the placenta and then milk, this protection will fade as your cat grows.
Your cat will need several vaccinations to prevent serious diseases like FIV, rabies, and feline leukemia as it ages, requiring multiple rounds as antibodies from birth can restrict the effectiveness of vaccines. Your pet’s immune system will create antibodies for diseases and annual booster shots throughout their life will ensure they have ongoing protection.
Recommended schedule for kitten vaccinations
At our cat vaccination clinic, we recommend kittens are vaccinated from as soon as 6 weeks of age. These core vaccinations are required to keep your cat in optimal health and prevent a range of diseases. Over your cat’s initial life stages some kitten vaccinations that they will require are:
1st: 6-8 weeks old – F4 vaccine
2nd: 10-12 weeks old – F4 vaccine
3rd: 14-16 weeks old – F4 vaccine
After these first few vaccines to ensure your cat remains healthy and disease free they will then require a yearly F4 vaccination to help keep their protection.
What are the different types of dog vaccinations?
Core C5 Vaccine:
- Parvo Virus
- Distemper Virus
- Adenovirus (Hepatitis)
- Bordetella Bronchiseptica
Core C4 Vaccine:
- Parvo Virus
- Distemper Virus
- Adenovirus (Hepatitis)
What are the core and non-core vaccinations for cats
Core F4 Vaccine:
- Feline panleukopenia, potentially deadly enteritis causing diarrhoea.
- Feline viral rhinotracheitis.
- Feline calicivirus.
- Feline chlamydia
Non-core FIV vaccine: While these jabs aren’t compulsory, if your cat lives primarily outdoors, we recommend vaccinating them against the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.
What do puppy vaccinations cost?
The cost of vaccinations will vary depending on your dog’s breed and whether both core and non-core shots are needed. Our vet clinic is able to help you by assessing your dog’s vaccination needs and what will be the best options for your family.
What do kitten vaccinations cost?
The cost of vaccinating your cat will depend on its health and lifestyle, and whether only core, or both core and non-core vaccines are provided. It’s best to arrange an appointment so we can help assess your pet’s needs and provide a vaccination schedule to suit your family.
Dr Leo and the team at Plus One Vet are highly experienced in ensuring your pets are provided with the right vaccinations at the right time. We understand how important your furry friend is to you, so we ensure every time you visit our practice we provide the time, care and passion to ensure we are looking after the total well being of your pet.