Dog Vaccinations

Dog and puppy vaccinations are essential for protecting your furry friend against various potentially harmful diseases.

Dog Vaccinations in Sydney

Vaccinations are essential for protecting your dog against potentially dangerous diseases. They work by stimulating your dog’s immune system to develop protection against these illnesses, preventing them from becoming sick or experiencing severe complications. 

By keeping your dog up to date with vaccinations, you protect their health and contribute to the well-being of the dog population.

Puppy Vaccinations

Puppies first get their antibodies through the milk of their mother. However, the potency of this will decline with age. This is where we recommend beginning their core vaccination cycle to start lifelong disease protection.

The puppy vaccination schedule is recommended: 

  • 1st Vaccination: 6 to 8 weeks – Distemper, Parvovirus and Hepatitis. 
  • 2nd Vaccination: 10 to  12 weeks – Distemper, Parvovirus, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza and Bordatella. 
  • 3rd vaccination: 12 to 16 weeks – Distemper, Parvovirus and Hepatitis.

Once your puppy has gotten their vaccinations, they can start mingling with other animals without fear of catching an infectious disease.

Adult Dog Vaccination Schedule & Booster Shots

For yearly dog vaccines, grown-up dogs still require booster shots annually or every 3-years to protect them from infectious diseases.

If you have recently adopted an adult dog and are unsure if they are fully vaccinated, we may advise that they begin the vaccination cycle to ensure they are fully protected. We can also provide antibody titre testing for Parvovirus to check their protection against this disease.

Core Dog Vaccinations

Core vaccines are recommended for all dogs and are designed to protect against the most common and dangerous conditions. Our core dog vaccinations include 

  • Canine Distemper:

    A highly contagious viral disease that affects the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems. Distemper can be fatal, making vaccination crucial for every dog’s well-being.

  • Canine Parvovirus:

    This viral infection primarily affects the gastrointestinal tract, leading to severe vomiting, diarrhea, and dehydration. Parvovirus is highly contagious and can be deadly, especially in puppies. Vaccination is the best defence against this devastating disease.

  • Canine Adenovirus:

    Also known as infectious canine hepatitis, this viral infection affects the liver and can cause serious dog illness. Vaccination protects against this potentially fatal disease.

  • Canine Parainfluenza:

    This highly contagious respiratory virus is one of the leading causes of infectious tracheobronchitis, commonly known as kennel cough. Vaccination helps reduce the severity and spread of this disease.

The C3 vaccination for dogs is a core vaccine that protects against Parvovirus, Canine Distemper and Canine Infectious Hepatitis (viral liver disease).

Non-Core Vaccinations

Besides core vaccinations, non-core vaccines are available for specific risks and lifestyles. These vaccines are recommended based on geographic location, lifestyle, and individual dog risk factors.

These vaccines may include

  • Bordetella bronchiseptica:

    This bacterial infection is a common cause of kennel cough. Dogs who frequently socialise with other dogs in boarding facilities, dog parks, or training classes may benefit from this vaccination.

  • Leptospirosis:

    This bacterial disease can be transmitted to dogs from contaminated water, soil, or infected animals. Depending on your dog’s lifestyle and location, our vets may recommend this vaccination to protect against leptospirosis.

  • Canine Influenza:

    This contagious respiratory infection can cause severe illness, especially in dogs with weakened immune systems or close contact with other dogs. Our veterinarians will assess your dog’s risk factors and determine if this vaccination is necessary.

*Please ask us if you have concerns about dog diseases in your area; we supply all the core and non-core vaccines (C3, C5 and C7).

Dog Vaccine’s Aftercare

Your dog or puppy may have some tenderness at the injection site, swelling, or be a little off-colour for a day or two. All your dog needs at this time is easy access to food, water and a comfortable resting place.

If your dog is experiencing any other troublesome symptoms, for example, swelling of the face and allergic reactions, or is still not themselves after two days, please call our vets and request a vet consultation.

Need a Vaccine Dog Clinic in Sydney?

If you need puppy vaccinations in Australia, Bayside Vets is your team; we are dedicated to providing exceptional love and care for your furry friends. 

Our team of experienced vets are dedicated to protecting your dog’s health. We create personalised vaccination plans based on your dog’s needs. 

Contact us to book your appointment at one of our convenient clinic locations on Rhodes or Wolli Creek,  learn about our dog vaccinations cost and more about our veterinary services.

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