One of the best things you can do to preserve the health of your pet and ensure they live a long and happy life is to get them vaccinated.

Vaccination is a completely safe and simple way to protect your pet from a number of devastating viral diseases, many of which are fatal or significantly impact your pet’s quality of life. Vaccines work by stimulating your pet’s immune system so it produces virus antibodies, meaning infection is never a possibility provided you continue to bring your pet in for their annual booster shots.

Dogs

Vets on Balwyn vaccinate against the four major viral diseases affecting dogs in Australia which are:

  • Canine Parvovirus
  • Canine Distemper
  • Canine Hepatitis
  • Canine Cough (Kennel Cough)

Cats

We also provide vaccinations for the four major viral diseases affecting cats in Australia which are:

  • Feline Infectious Enteritis (Feline Panleucopenia)
  • Feline Respiratory Disease (‘Cat flu’)
  • Feline immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)
  • Feline Leukemia Virus

Rabbits and Ferrets

Pocket pets need to be protected from viruses too! Vets on Balwyn offer vaccinations for:

  • Distemper (in ferrets)
  • Caliciviral disease (in rabbits)

Pet Care

  • As a pet owner, it is imperative to know what kinds of foods are appropriate for your cat or dog. Whether you should feed your pet wet or dry food has been hotly debated among the pet community for quite some time. However, the knowledgeable vets at our East Kew veterinary clinic prefer to recommend …
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  • The dog park can be a great way to allow your pet to have some physical and mental stimulation away from home, as well as meeting other dog owners. However, there are some basic rules you should be aware of. Knowing the basic rules (as well as the ones applicable to different dog parks) will …
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  • Driving with a pet in the car can be a fun or stressful experience, depending on how well you prepare. In this blog, we’ll be talking about how to ensure your pet has a safe and happy car trip. Harness As much as you may want to have your dog on your lap during the …
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