All repeat prescriptions need to requested over the phoned in advance so that they are ready for collection. Please do not come to the clinic with calling before hand.
Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats in Ireland
Pets, like people, can be protected from some diseases by vaccination. Vaccines are one of the most important and effective ways to prevent infectious diseases in dogs, cats, & puppies. Many devastating diseases, such as rabies and canine distemper are now completely preventable with the use of an appropriate vaccination.
Vaccinations are started when the animal is young with a course of injections, and then repeated regularly throughout the pet’s life. Also, it is worth bearing in mind that each time you bring your dog or cat for vaccination, they will be examined from head to tail, therefore making sure that your pet is in tip top condition.
Many factors are taken into consideration when establishing a pet’s vaccination plan. Riverview vets in Ireland will tailor a program of vaccinations to help your pet maintain a lifetime of infectious disease protection.
Vaccines available for dogs & puppies:
- Canine distemper virus
- Canine parvovirus
- Canine adenovirus type 2
- Parainfluenza virus
- Bordetella Bronchiseptica
- Rabies virus
Vaccines available for cats:
- Feline panleukopenia virus
- Feline rhinotracheitis virus
- Feline Calicivirus
- Feline leukaemia virus
Vaccines available for Rabbits:
- Rabbit Myxomatosis
- Viral haemorrhagic disease
Regular Worm and Flea Treatments
Our pets, like us, are sociable creatures. The downside of this can be exposure to internal and external parasites. The simplest and most effective way to treat and prevent infestation is to regularly use the correct product. Call into any Riverview branch in Ireland and the nurse or vet will be able to advise which of the many options available would suit your pet.
Despite the fact, that both cats and dogs survived for many centuries on scraps, a healthy diet suited to their individual health needs, age, breed and sex enables them to live a healthy and happy life. All Riverview clinics stock a range of specialist and generic foods and supplements, all of which the nurses and vets will be happy to talk through with you so that you can make the best choice for you and your pet’s health.
Why Vaccination is Important for Your Pet
Vaccination is a preventive measure that provides protection against bacterial and viral diseases that can be dangerous for pets. Vaccination in Ireland for puppies and cats is also the most effective way of preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Just like a vaccination for humans, pet vaccinations in Cork are also important. Even if your pet is in good health, it is always possible for them to catch infectious diseases whilst out and about.
Respiratory tract infections, parvovirus infection and canine distemper are some of the contagious diseases that can spread from one pet to another. Rabies can spread to humans from animals. This is the reason why dog and cat vaccinations in Cork are also important for the health of pet owners. Vaccine development is a long, controlled process completed under very strict rules and regulations.
How does pet vaccination work?
Pet vaccinations in Cork work like vaccinations in humans.
In pet vaccination, the immune system is triggered to respond to partial or weak versions of a pathogen introduced to your pet’s body. The body then produces antibodies to destroy these disease-causing elements. Your pet’s body now knows how to fight that disease in future. Keep in mind that a vaccine gradually loses its effectiveness, and over time your pet becomes less immune to that particular disease again. Annual vaccination is required to tell the immune system that it has to produce enough protective antibodies to keep your pet’s immune system protected.
It is possible to measure the effectiveness of a vaccine by measuring the antibody content in the blood with blood tests called antibody titres. These tests do not provide any immunity. However, they can tell if the immune system is producing antibodies in a reasonable amount or not.
Pet Vaccination for dogs, cats and rabbits is the safest and the most effective way to protect from potentially deadly diseases. Over time it can even help to completely eradicate a disease form the pet population.
Vaccination campaigns in Ireland have prevented the deaths of millions of animals. Many illnesses that were very common a few decades ago are rarely reported these days. Pet Vaccination has made this happen.
Potentially life-threatening diseases can make a comeback if people continue to ignore pet vaccinations in Cork. This is the reason why pet vaccination is extremely important to keep your pets safe and well.