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.
Puppy Vaccination Protocol
- 6-8 Weeks Old
C3: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus
- 10-12 Weeks Old
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
C3 and C5 vaccinations are given every 12 months after initial puppy vaccination course
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