Desexing

Optimum age for desexing is five to six months although it can be performed before or after this age.

Desexing involves removal of testicles in males and removal of uterus and ovaries in females.  Both surgeries are irreversible.  Advantages to sterilisation are prevention of wandering and aggression, reduced possibility of infections and tumours, nicer personality and longer lifespan.

 

Canine Vaccinations

Puppy Vaccination Protocol

  • 6-8 Weeks Old

C3:       Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus

  • 10-12 Weeks Old

C3

Kennel Cough (Optional) – C5

Leptospirosis (Recommended but optional) – C3L or C5L

  • 14-16 Weeks Old 

C3L or C5L (if given at previous vaccination)

  • 18-20 Weeks Old

Parvovirus only

Annual Vaccinations

C3 and C5 vaccinations are given every 12 months after initial puppy vaccination course

Leptospirosis Vaccinations

Lepto vaccinations are given every 6 months, in both the wet and dry seasons. One will be given with their annual C3 or C5, and the other given by itself 6 months later.

 

FIV and FELV VACCINATIONS IN CATS

 FIV = Feline Immunodeficiency Virus        FeLV = Feline Leukaemia Virus

 Recommended for ANY OUTDOOR CATS and INDOOR CATS THAT HAVE ACCESS TO OUTSIDE ENVIRONMENT and MULTI-CAT HOUSEHOLDS

   Vaccinating for both FIV and FeLV requires two separate subcutaneous injections at the same time

1)      FIV PROTOCOL

   CATS AGED 8 WEEKS AND OLDER

For initial vaccination course: 3 doses required 4 weeks apart

 

Annual booster is recommended

 Microchipping is recommended at time of vaccination