Preventive Medicine

Pet Vaccinations Preventive Medicine

Vaccinations:

Learn about pet vaccination in Paphos.

One of the most important things you can do for your pet, to ensure that they have a long and healthy life is to have them fully vaccinated against all common diseases.
For the first few weeks of life the mother passes on immunity by providing disease fighting antibodies in her milk. Then it is up to you to make sure your pet is vaccinated. The immunity that your pet has at birth gradually diminishes between 6 and 12 weeks.
It is advisable to begin the vaccination course as soon after 6 to 8 weeks. The initial vaccination is followed by a second injection 3 weeks later and a third one 3 weeks after that. Your pet can be vaccinated at an early stage if they are at risk of contracting a virus infection. During their vaccination course it is advised that they kept away from other animals and given exercise in selected areas.

Routine vaccinations for dogs:

  • Canine Distemper virus (CDV)
  • Canine Adenovirus (CAV2)
  • Canine Parvovirus (CPV)
  • Canine Parainfluenza virus (CPiV)
  • Canine Leptospirosis

Routine vaccinations for cats:

  • Calicivirus
  • Herpes virus (Rhinotracheitis or Cat Flu)
  • Panleukopenia virus (Feline Enteritis)
  • Leukemia virus
  • Chlamydia

Optional:

  • Rabies vaccine. Since Cyprus is a rabies free country, rabies vaccinations are carried out on animals that are planning to travel overseas.
  • Kennel cough vaccine
  • Fevaxyn Pentofel (also covers Feline Leukemia virus)

Parasite Control:

Worms: Dogs may be infected with many types of intestinal worms. It is not always easy to spot the symptoms, which are why it is best to treat for worms every 3 months to prevent any serious worm infection.
Some worms affect humans, especially children, so it’s essential to keep your pet clear of worms, not just for his own sake.

Fleas: One of the most common parasites afflicting pets is fleas, with every cat and dog suffering from them at some stage in their lifetime. Fleas are the cause of Flea Allergic Dermatitis in pets and in severe cases, fleas can cause anaemia.
Fleas breed throughout the year in centrally heated homes. It is extremely important to treat all cats, dogs and rabbits and to maintain a flea control program throughout the year. Please consult us on the most effective flea control for your pet.

Ticks: Ticks are particularly active in summer months. They live in long grass and woodland areas and can easily attach themselves to dogs or cats as they brush past. Ticks pierce a hole through the skin of your pet and feed on its blood. They can cause a reaction at the site or anaemia if there is severe infestation. The greatest risk is that they can transmit Ehrlichiosis , Lyme disease and anaplasmosis. Always make sure that your flea control programme has the ability to kill ticks.