Housecall Vaccinations & Deworming
How vaccinations can protect your pet
Vaccinations can help to prevent deadly diseases in your pet. They teach your pet's immune system to recognise and fight certain diseases. If your pet is exposed to these diseases, their immune system will be able to fight the illness off entirely or at least reduce the severity of the disease.
What are the benefits of a housecall?
Is it a hassle to bring your pet to the clinic for vaccinations? Are you frustrated at the waiting time at the clinic even though you have an appointment? Have multiple pets?
A home vaccination is less stressful for pets, and time-saving and more convenient for pawrents!
How often should my pet be vaccinated?
Puppies and kittens can receive their first vaccination between 6-8 weeks of age. Thereafter they should receive one booster vaccination every 4 weeks until they reach 16 weeks of age. Thereafter, vaccinations are typically done once a year.
For dogs and cats above 16 weeks of age and have never received any vaccinations before, 2 vaccinations are needed 1 month apart. Thereafter, vaccinations are typically done once a year.
My pet lives indoors. Do they still need to be vaccinated?
While living indoors reduces the risk of exposure to certain diseases, important infectious diseases can still find indoor dogs and cats, so it is still best that they be vaccinated. Also, remember that any trip outside the house (eg. toileting) exposes them to pathogens and diseases, even if they don't come into direct contact with other animals.
Does my pet need deworming?
Pets should be dewormed for intestinal worms on a routine basis. The deworming schedule depends on age and exposure risk. You can discuss your pet's recommended deworming schedule with us during our visit.