Dog Vaccination

Keep your dog healthy and protected from harmful diseases

There are a number of serious canine diseases that can be fatal even with treatment. It is possible to give your dog protection against these diseases by having a planned vaccination schedule.

Diseases you need to vaccinate against

Parvovirus: Causes severe diarrhoea that requires prolonged intensive care for treatment. Can be fatal.

Distemper: Causes eye and nasal discharge, coughing, vomiting and diarrhoea, progressing to brain involvement causing seizures. Normally fatal.

Hepatitis: Causes vomiting, diarrhoea, abdominal pain and liver failure. Often fatal.

Canine cough (CC): Also known as kennel cough. Canine cough is spread by close contact and airborne transmission. The components that can be vaccinated against are:

  • Parainfluenza and adenovirus: A viral disease causing a nasty cough.
  • Bordetella bronchiseptica: Bacteria causing a harsh, dry cough and lethargy.

Vaccine types

C3 vaccine: Protects against parvovirus, distemper and hepatitis.

CC vaccine: Protects against the components of canine cough.

C5 vaccine: Is a combination of C3 + CC and is the minimum requirement for most boarding kennels. We strongly recommend a C5 vaccination for all dogs due to the frequency that we see dogs with canine cough in this area.

Have a question or health concern about your dog or puppy? Call our friendly staff for great advice, or to book an appointment.

South East Vets

314 Commercial St West
Mount Gambier, SA 5290

Opening Hours

Mon to Fri: 8.30am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 8.30 - 11.30am


Emergency Services are available outside of these hours.

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