Routine vaccination is necessary to prevent potentially deadly diseases, most of which are viral and hard to treat successfully. We therefore recommend regular vaccination as part of your pet’s yearly health examination.
We routinely vaccinate dogs for parvovirus, distemper, infectious hepatitis and kennel cough (C5), all of which are potentially fatal (except kennel cough in adult dogs) and highly contagious.
Although kennel cough is rarely fatal in adult dogs, it is very contagious - as the name implies, it spreads rapidly between dogs in close confines (such as in a boarding kennel).
We routinely vaccinate cats against feline herpes virus, rhinotracheitis and infectious enteritis. For cats venturing outdoors, we also recommend adding a vaccination against feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), feline leukemia (FeLV), and feline chlamydia virus. The FIV and FeLV viruses are transmitted between cats via biting, so cats that roam the neighbourhood are typically at a high risk.