Our pets offer us love, affection and friendship unconditionally; they are an important part of our lives and our families. Just like any other family member their health and well-being is no doubt imperative to you. To safeguard your pet from potentially serious and sometimes fatal diseases Greencross Vets recommend a tailored preventative healthcare program for every pet. Your pet's tailored program includes vaccinations.
Why vaccinate your pet?
Like they say ‘prevention is better than a cure', and it is no different with the diseases that can affect our dogs and cats. Most of these diseases are viral and do not respond well to medication. Where treatments are available, they can be expensive and in some circumstances even prove unsuccessful. For this and other reasons we strongly recommend vaccinations.
When should you vaccinate your pet?
Generally puppies and kittens require an initial series of three vaccines followed by an annual booster to ensure ongoing protection from disease. At Greencross Vets, with every vaccination a comprehensive physical examination is given.
Your veterinary surgeon will review your pets medical file, and in collaboration with you the pet owner, decide exactly which vaccine program is appropriate depending on the age and health of your canine or feline friend.
Unvaccinated pets are at risk of contracting serious and fatal diseases. You can protect your dog or cat from contracting these diseases by maintaining the vaccination program recommended by your Greencross pet care team.
For more information on what disease your pet can be protected from with a simple vaccination please read the following articles: