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Posts Tagged ‘vaccination’

Canine Distemper Virus

Canine Distemper virus is a viral disease where puppies and unvaccinated dogs are most at risk. It is spread through droplets in the air which contain body fluids such as faeces, vomit, urine or respiratory excretions. The droplets are inhaled or ingested by an individual, where then the virus invades the lymphatic system and spreads through the body.

The incubation period for this virus is approximately one week and once infected most dogs will develop the disease to some extent.

Symptoms can vary with some dogs showing minimal signs including pyrexia, nasal discharge or upper respiratory signs e.g. sneezing. More severe cases may also include vomiting, depression, diarrhoea, wobbliness, seizures, paralysis or thickening of the foot pads or nose.

Unfortunately there is no specific cure or treatment for Distemper and infected cases will be provide supportive therapy to control the effects of the disease.

Vaccination is available in order to prevent this disease, this being one of the diseases routinely vaccinated against within the UK.
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Feline Infectious Enteritis

This disease is caused by feline parvovirus otherwise known as Feline Panleukopenia Virus or Feline Infectious Enteritis and is a disease threat to the feline population especially in rescue shelters. In some cases, infection can lead to a potentially fatal outcome.

It is spread by direct contact with infected faeces and indirectly via the environment. Carriers of this disease can continue to excrete the virus for at least six weeks from infection.

Unfortunately there is no cure for this virus and it is highly contagious to other individuals. Vaccination is available in order to prevent this disease, this being one of the diseases routinely vaccinated against within the UK.

We feel owners should be aware of this disease as well as the potential symptoms in order to detect the disease at an early time.


Symptoms of this disease may include:
  • Gastrointestinal signs
  • Fever
  • Lack of appetite
  • Depression
  • Anaemia
If you have any further questions regarding this disease, please don’t hesitate to contact the practice on 01908 397777.
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Canine Parvovirus

This can be a potentially fatal illness in dogs and more cases are arising on a day by day basis. Over the years, we have seen many parvovirus cases at the practice as well as other areas of the UK. The disease is extremely contagious and can affect dogs of all breeds and ages.

The virus can be spread from dog to dog through direct contact, faecal excretion or via the environment. Affected animals that are recovering may still spread for up to eight weeks and once in the environment, it is highly resistant and may remain there for many months.

Unfortunately, there is no cure for Canine Parvovirus and on diagnosis, most cases will be provided supportive treatment such as fluid therapy and nutritional support. However this disease is preventable through vaccination.

We feel it is important for more owners to be aware of this disease and it’s severity, as well as the potential symptoms in order to detect the disease sooner rather than later.

Symptoms of Parvovirus can include the following:
  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Lack of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea often with blood
  • If left untreated, their condition may deteriorate rapidly
If you have any further questions regarding this disease, please don’t hesitate to contact the practice on 01908 397777.
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Vaccine Amnesty – February 2018

Has your pet’s vaccination slipped your mind? Our vaccination amnesty makes it easy to update your pet’s vaccinations and provide them with protection against various diseases. Your pet will receive a full vaccination course for the price of a booster!




Our vaccine amnesty will run throughout February 2018.

During your pet’s consult for their vaccination, they will also receive a full health check and physical examination. To fully protect your pet and update their vaccinations, they will need two injections, (3 weeks apart for both dogs and cats).

Dog vaccinations protect your dog against Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza viruses. Cat vaccinations protect your cat against Feline Infectious Enteritis, Cat Flu and Feline Leukaemia.

Why not consider joining our Pet HealthCare Plan for a monthly cost, which includes future vaccinations, flea, tick and worming treatment. For more information, click here.

Please call us on 01908 397777 to book an appointment


Terms of offer
  • Only valid for dogs and cats who have lapsed their vaccinations and not new puppy or kitten courses
  • Offer is for vaccination re-start for the price of a booster
  • Any additional consults will be charged at usual cost
  • Offer is valid from 1st – 28th February 2018
  • This offer is valid across all our branches – Walnut Tree, Stoke Road, Whaddon Way, Stony Stratford and Willen
  • If you have an outstanding balance with us, we will ask you to settle this before the appointment
  • Non-clients can use this offer if they register with us and agree to our terms and conditions
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Cat Vaccinations – what does it protect against?

Your cat’s annual vaccination protects your cat against the following diseases:

  • Feline Panleucopenia
    • This disease is caused by parvovirus and is highly contagious. It can be spread easily from cat to cat and excreted in faeces and bodily fluids.
    • Symptoms can include gastrointestinal signs, fever, loss of appetite, depression and anaemia.
  • ‘Cat Flu’
    • Feline herpesvirus and feline calicivirus are the two main causes of ‘cat flu’. It spreads through air droplets of infected cats sneezing or via nasal and eye discharge. It can also be spread through direct contact with an infected cat or via a person’s clothing.
    • Symptoms will include fever, lack of appetite, lethargy, discharge from eyes and nose, sneezing and mouth ulcers.
  • Feline leukaemia virus
    • This virus is found worldwide and is spread through mutual grooming and bite wounds as it is contained in body fluids.
    • Symptoms can include fever, lethargy, poor coat condition, weight loss, anaemia and gastrointestinal signs.
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