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

  • Welcome to 2019! This time of year is one where many begin to reconsider their lifestyles and decide to put their health first. At our East Kew veterinary clinic, we believe it should be no different for your dog (did you know that 40% of dogs in Australia are overweight or obese?) To help with …
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  • During summer, most of our pet patients visit our East Kew veterinary clinic because they have been overexposed to the harsh sun. In this blog, we are explaining the different health consequences that this exposure can have on your pet. We’ve also put together a quick 5-step grooming guide for owners to care for their …
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  • In December, our Balwyn vet sees a lot of patients with tummy upsets which can often be traced back to too many rich festive foods. Ideally, pets should not ever be fed processed foods as their stomachs have not evolved to digest them and so eating them often leads to diarrhoea and/or vomiting.   However, there …
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