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Vaccinations

Kitten/Cat Vaccinations

Our vaccination protocol is as follows:

  • 1st   6-8 Weeks- F4 vaccination
  • 2nd 12 Weeks- F4 vaccination
  • 3rd 16 Weeks (no earlier) - F4 vaccination
  • Annual F4 Booster
  • Cats over 4 months Annual F4 Vaccination

Vaccinations offered at Torenbeek Vet Clinic are;

  • F3 vaccination- Calicivirus, Panleukopaenia, Rhinotrachetis (herpes virus)
  • F4 vaccination- Calicivirus, Panleukopaenia, Rhinotrachetis (herpes virus) & Chlamydia
  • FIV vaccination - Feline Immunodeficiency Virus - 3 boosters 2 weeks apart. If you have a kitten we recommend doing these in line with your kitten's F4 vaccination boosters.

The viruses covered in these vaccinations are highly infectious. Cat flu is a troublesome and debilitating disease with fatalities usually confined to young kittens and old cats. Feline Enteritis can be a very acute disease causing sudden death in adult cats as well as kittens.

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV or Feline AIDS) causes a potentially fatal viral disease that interferes with a cat's immune system. This vaccine is recommended if your cat is going to be let outside. FIV is spread by saliva, usually during a cat fight. Since there is no cure for FIV, vaccination is their only protection.

Heartworm prevention - Cats in Central Queensland could be at risk of heartworm (a disease spread by mosquitoes) if prevention is not regularly administered. Heartworm disease will shorten your cats lifespan. There is no yearly injection as there is for dogs, but you can prevent it with a monthly tablet or spot-on treatment.

Puppy/Dog Vaccinations

Our vaccinations protocol is as follows:

  • 1st  6-8 Weeks – C3 Vaccination
  • 2nd 12 Weeks - C5 Vaccination
  • 3rd  16 Weeks (no earlier)  - C5 vaccination
  • Annual Booster
  • Pups over 4 months Annual Booster

Vaccinations offered at Torenbeek Vet Clinic are;

  • C3 vaccination - Distemper, Hepatitis & Parvovirus
  • C5 vaccination - Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Bordatella & Parainfluenza (Kennel Cough)
  • C7 vaccination (By Request) - Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Bordatella, Parainfluenza, Leptospirosis & Coronavirus.

It is important to remember that vaccinations do not give immediate protection. We recommend keeping your pup away from other dogs or areas where dogs may have been until 2 weeks after the third booster vaccination. Yearly boosters are vital to maintain protection against these diseases.

Canine Parvovirus, Distemper and Hepatitis are all very contagious and debilitating diseases, possibly causing death. Parvovirus is extremely contagious and can be transmitted by any person, animal or object that comes in contact with an infected dog's feaces. Highly resistant, the virus can live in the environment for long periods of time, and may survive on inanimate objects such as food bowls, shoes, clothes, carpet and floors. It is common for an unvaccinated dog to contract parvovirus from the streets, especially in urban areas where there are many dogs. None of these viruses can be transferred to humans. 

Heartworm prevention - Dogs in Central Queensland could be at risk of heartworm (a disease spread by mosquitoes) if prevention is not regularly administered. Heartworm disease will shorten your dogs lifespan. Heartworm protection should begin at 12 weeks of age and should be continued for life. Options for dogs are a daily tablet, monthly preparation by tablet or spot-on treatment or a yearly injection. For adult dogs a heartworm test will need to be performed before the injection can be administered.

At Torenbeek Veterinary Clinic we are happy to provide in house and laboratory vaccine titre testing for your pet. These tests look at the levels of circulating antibodies in the blood, which operate as part of the immune system to protect your pet against deadly diseases. Our in house testing comprises parvovirus, distemper and hepatitis virus.
Titre testing allows us to identify animals that show low levels of immunity so that we may vaccinate and boost their protection against these deadly viruses, or confirm adequate circulating antibodies with no immediate vaccination required. As our in house tests are somewhat limited, a comprehensive test including kennel cough and parainfluenza can be performed by sending samples to an accredited laboratory.
Please contact our friendly staff for more details.

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Saturday - 8am to 12 noon