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The benefits of vaccinations for cats and dogs

Vaccinations are an important part of preventative care for cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and

other small animals. They help protect against a number of serious diseases, some of

which can be fatal. Vaccinations can also help to reduce the spread of disease in our


Diseases can mutate

There are a number of vaccinations available for cats and dogs, and our friendly nurses at

The Pet Health Hub’s new Vaccination Clinic will be able to advise you on which ones are

appropriate for your pet. It is important to keep up to date with vaccinations, as some

diseases can mutate and become more resistant to vaccinations over time.

Protection against harmful diseases

Some of the diseases that vaccinations can help protect against include:

  •  Canine rabies

  •  Canine parvovirus

  •  Canine distemper

  •  Feline panleukopenia

  •  Feline hepatitis

What are the side effects?

Vaccinations are generally safe for cats and dogs, but as with any medication, there is

always a small risk of side effects. The most common side effect is a mild fever, which

usually goes away within a day or two. If you are concerned about any side effects, please

speak to our nurses.

Is your cat or dog up-to-date with their vaccination?

Ensuring that your pet is up to date with their vaccinations is an important part of being a

responsible pet owner. It not only helps to keep your pet healthy, but also reduces the risk

of disease spreading to other animals in the community.

How often should your cat or dog be vaccinated?

The frequency of vaccinations will depend on your pet's age, health and lifestyle. Our

veterinarian nurses will be able to advise you on the best vaccination schedule for your


Want to know more?

For more information on vaccinations, please speak to our friendly veterinarian nurses at

The Pet Health Hub, which is located at 9 Staples Crescent, Lawson. Our new vaccination

clinic is now open on the premises and is providing vaccinations for cats, kittens, puppies,

dogs and other small animals. We also offer advice regarding your pet’s weight and diet.

To book a consultation, please call us on (02) 4759 2655.


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