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

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  • There’s a lot to love about welcoming a particular breed of dog or cat into your family. Whilst there is always variation between individual animals, many owners like the predictability of knowing the likely temperament, grooming requirements, activity levels, full-grown size, and appearance of their future pet.  Additionally, given that some breeds can be predisposed …
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  • Vaccinations are vital Regularly vaccinating your pet is important to protect them against various potentially fatal or debilitating infectious diseases. During a consultation, we can discuss with you the most appropriate vaccination protocol for your pet to keep them healthy. Our vets will advise the type of vaccination which will be best for your pet, …
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