Pet Vaccine Information
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Pet Vaccination Information
Vaccinations are a core part of the preventative health care required for all pets. They protect our pets from illness and disease, helping them to lead a long and happy life.
At Vets on Crown we are strong believers that prevention is better than a cure so recommend annual vaccines, which also give us the opportunity to give your pets a full health check and detect any issues early.
Puppies and kittens need a course of vaccinations before they are considered fully covered. Then the vaccines are annual.
Often your pet will come to you with one vaccination – most commonly a C3. Two – four weeks later your puppy will be due for their second vaccine (either a C5 or C7) and then a third, two-four weeks later.
What is a C5 Vaccine? A C5 vaccine consists of
- Bordertella Bronchseptia
What is a C7 vaccine?
A C7 vaccine is a C5 with the added Leptospirosis (often shortened to Lepto). This is our most popular vaccine, and the one we recommend all dogs in the area are protected with as Lepto is known to be in the area. Sadly, the local area has lost several dogs to Lepto, with the disease affecting the internal organs it is often fatal.
Kittens are often sold with one vaccination on board, most commonly an F3.
At Vets on Crown we will provide recommendations based on your cat’s living situation. Are they inside only? No access to the outside, or have they access outside for toileting?
If there is any outside access will recommend an F5 vaccination.
What is a F3 vaccination? A F3 vaccine consists of
- Panleukopaenia (Feline Parvovirus)
- Rhinotracheitis Virus
- Feline Calicivirus
What is an F5 Vaccine?
A F5 Vaccine is a F3 vaccine with added FIV/Felv Vaccine included. FIV and Felv are spread by blood and saliva exchange which can happen when in contact with infected cats (grooming/catfights)
We will assess the risk of exposure of FIV and Felv and recommend a vaccine protocol most suited to your cat’s lifestyle.