Vaccinations for your pet

Vaccinating your pet is one of the most important things you can do to ensure they lead a healthy life.

Your pet’s health, lifestyle and exactly where on the suburb you live may affect which vaccinations are necessary, so our expert vets will work with you to develop a simple and effective vaccination program for your pet.

Why you should vaccinate your pet

Vaccinations protect against preventable diseases

Vaccinations are substantially less expensive than the cost of vet treatment for the diseases they protect against

Vaccinations protect your pet from transmissible diseases in boarding facilities, at parks and even when they visit the vet. If your pet has to be hospitalised for any illness, their immune system may already be compromised so you want to make sure they are protected.

Vaccinating your dog

A puppy’s first vaccinations are at 6-8 weeks, then 12-14 weeks, 16-18 weeks, and annually after that. Only one week after the final puppy vaccination should your puppy be allowed to go outside and socialise with other dogs.

Canine vaccinations are known by the codes C3, C4 and C5, and the diseases that are commonly vaccinated against around suburb are:


A disease that causes potentially fatal diarrhoea, especially in pups and dogs under 2 years.


A disease that causes coughing, diarrhoea and sometimes twitching, seizures, loss of balance and blindness.


A disease that causes vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and possibly liver failure.

Canine Cough

Also known as Kennel Cough, but NOT only a risk if your dog is boarding.


A viral disease causing a nasty cough.

Bordatella bronchiseptica

Bacteria causing a harsh, dry cough and lethargy.

Vaccinating your cat

A kitten’s first vaccinations are at 6-8 weeks, then 12-14 weeks, 16-18 weeks, and annually after that. Only one week after the final kitten vaccination should your kitten be allowed to go outside and socialise with other cats.

The main feline vaccinations are known by the codes F3 and F4, and common cat vaccinations around suburb are:

Enteritis (Feline Panleukopenia)

This disease can be very severe especially in unvaccinated kittens less than 12 months of age. It causes fever, vomiting, diarrhoea, liver failure and sudden death.

Feline Calicivirus

A disease that is part of the cat flu.

Feline Rhinotracheitis (Feline Herpes Virus)

A disease that is another part of cat flu and can lead to permanent nasal and sinus infection.


A bacterial disease causing conjunctivitis, respiratory disease, infections, arthritis and even abortion

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV or Feline AIDS)

Your cat must be vaccinated against this if your cat EVER goes outside. It is a potentially fatal disease spread between cats via bites, for which there is no treatment or cure.

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Visits to the vet can sometimes be a difficult experience, but Vets of Geelong (Geelong West and Highton) make it that little bit easier. Very friendly staff and welcoming.
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