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Apr 01, 2017

Protection from Infection

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Vaccination is the only protection against common diseases that have no cure.

Who's at risk? Age is no excuse! Everyone is at risk. The young, infirm or older pets are more likely to contract more serious complications.

We protect our cats against:

Panleucopenia - attacks the lining of gut, causing bleeding from the bowel. Potentially FATAL.

Cat Flu - describes a group of diseases that lead to infections in the mouth, throat, nose & eyes. The infections spread to the chest and lead to pneumonia. Once infected, cats can become life long carriers of the disease and suffer relapses. Think of it like people who suffer from cold sores.

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV).

We protect our dogs against:

Parvovirus - spread by faeces. The virus can last outside the body for  up to 2 years. It results in life-threatening bloody vomiting and diarrhoea, brain and heart disease.

Canine Distemper - spread by exhaled droplets from the lungs. It attacks the whole body, spreading rapidly to the brain, lungs and gut. It might initially just seem like a runny nose initially, but things escalate rapidly and result in death.

Infectious Canine Hepatitis - attacks the liver. It's spread by ingestion of urine, faeces, or saliva of infected dogs. Dogs have severe abdominal pain, vomiting/diarrhoea and blood clotting disorders. This is FATAL.

Canine Cough - an infectious laryngitis.  Think of it like whooping cough for dogs. The infected pet cough to the point of retching or vomiting because their wind pipes are so sore. It is extremely common and has the potential to develop to pneumonia.

Vaccination myths busted!

Being an indoor pet does not protect from infection.

No pet truly is wholly indoors and lives in a protective bubble.

Many diseases can be transmitted by inanimate objects like bowls and clothing or might be airborne.  We can even transfer infections by handling one animal and then going to another.

My dog does not go into kennels so does not need to be vaccinated against canine cough.

Infected dogs remain contagious many weeks after coughing has ceased. So, on your walks, visits to groomer or vet you could be meeting a ‘healthy dog’   that still could be transmitting canine cough.

Vaccination can truly save your pet's life.  If you’re looking at your faithful hound thinking it's been a while since the last booster or puss has never been vaccinated, it is never to late to boost that immunity.

Remember prevention is better than cure!

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