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

  • It’s Spring, the season of adorable baby animals, and that means kittens are going to be out in abundance! Already, we have been inundated with requests from kind members of the public to help with small kittens that have been found in sheds and under houses. If you find yourself with a surprise family in …
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  • Pardon the pun, but you don’t have to be blind to see that your pet’s eyes are very important! Eye issues can be serious. That’s why, if you notice anything unusual about your pet’s eyes, it’s best to have them checked out ASAP. Conditions like conjunctivitis, corneal ulcers, uveitis and glaucoma can be very painful …
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  • If your pet is thirstier than usual it could be a sign of kidney disease. The increase in thirst may only be subtle but if you find yourself filling up the water bowl more regularly or even notice your pet drinking from the shower recess, you should arrange a check-up with us. When it comes …
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