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Vaccinations

Whether you’ve had your pet from its birth or you’ve gotten them later on in their lives, as their owner, it is your responsibility to ensure they remain up to date with vaccinations.

Vaccinations are essential to ensure your pet’s long-term health and wellbeing, helping to prevent them from becoming ill or contracting serious infectious diseases. Vaccinations also help to prevent you from contracting certain animal diseases from your pet.

Here at Sugarland Animal Hospital, we offer vaccination services for a variety of animals, including dogs, cats, and rabbits. We offer core and non-core immunisations, and we also offer advice regarding vaccination schedules to ensure your pet is receiving the right care.

If you’re looking for a veterinary clinic that performs vaccinations in the Bundaberg area, book in to see us here at Sugarland Animal Hospital. We offer a safe, friendly environment, years of experience and a range of services for your beloved pet.

Call us today on 07 4151 3550 or book online.

Frequently Asked Questions About Pet Vaccinations

  • Can I vaccinate a pet even if I don’t know their medical history?

    Even if you don’t know a lot about your pet’s medical history, we still recommend having them vaccinated. Before you have your pet vaccinated, you can bring them in to see us to have a general health check-up. During this check-up, we may be able to determine if there are any reasons they shouldn’t be vaccinated, and we can gain an understanding of their current health condition.

    Vaccinations are particularly important for dogs and cats, but if you’re not sure about your pet’s past medical history or you have any questions, you can always discuss the options with our experienced veterinarian team before any vaccines are administered.

  • How often should my pet be vaccinated?

    The frequency with which your pet should be vaccinated does vary by a few factors, including:

    • The kind of animal
    • Their age
    • Their medical history

    Puppies and kittens usually need to be vaccinated more frequently in their first year of life, and once they get older, they usually only need annual vaccinations. However, it’s important to remember that each animal is a unique and may have reasons that they need more or less frequent vaccinations.

    A vet will be able to provide you with information, advice and even a vaccination schedule for your pet that takes their specific requirements into account. The best thing you can do is to have your pet visit the vet for regular check-ups.

  • What if my pet has had an allergic reaction to a vaccine in the past, should I still have them vaccinated?

    Side effects and reactions to vaccines can occur because they are designed to stimulate the immune system of an animal. Usually these reactions, including allergic reactions, will occur within the first few hours of the actual vaccination.

    If your pet has had an allergic reaction in the past make sure you discuss this with your vet. They will be able to help you determine the risks of having your pet vaccinated versus not, they will also potentially be able to help you reduce the risk of allergic reactions occurring.

  • What happens if I miss a vaccine?

    If you have missed a vaccination for your pet, the best course of action is to get in touch with your vet. Depending on their age, animal type, health condition, and when their last vaccine was, they may be required to get a booster vaccine.

    It will vary by each specific animal and circumstance, so ensure you speak to your vet.

  • When should I start having my pet vaccinated?

    The age of your pet will often determine when they should start being vaccinated.

    If you have a puppy or kitten, for example, they usually start their vaccinations around 6-8 weeks of age.

    If you have an adult dog or cat, there are some tests that can be done to determine when they should be vaccinated.

    The best thing you can do when you get a new pet is to take them to the local vet to have a general health check up where these factors will be able to be determined.