Wellness and Preventative Care
Unfortunately our furry friends cannot talk to tell us what is wrong, so here at Brudine we ensure our examinations are comprehensive and we take a full body approach, in addition to focusing on any areas of concern. If there are multiple issues we also have the availability of an extended consultation to allow us the time to address your pets' every need. Please discuss your concerns with our receptionists who will book a consultation that is appropriate for you and your pet.
There are a number of vaccinations available to help prevent a number of serious diseases for your pet. Your veterinarian can discuss this with you in more depth and also make recommendations based on the health of your pet.
For dogs, we routinely vaccinate against five major infectious diseases. A C5 vaccination consists of protection against:
Parvovirus: this causes haemorrhagic (bloody) diarrhoea and vomiting and can be fatal, especially in young dogs.
Distemper virus: causes neurological and respiratory disease, and death.
Adenovirus type2 (infectious hepatitis): causes liver and respiratory disease, and death.
Bordetella bronchiseptica: causes kennel cough which is a highly contagious cough that dogs often contract when in close contact with other dogs, for example in boarding kennels. The disease causes significant discomfort to dogs (and their owners) but is rarely serious or life-threatening.
Parainfluenza: a viral cause of kennel cough.
We have the option of either a yearly combined C5 for the diseases above or alternatively we can use a 3 year combined vaccine for parvovirus, distemper and hepatitis, and a yearly vaccine against kennel cough.
Additionally, if you are moving overseas with your dog we are able to administer the necessary vaccinations, such as the Rabies vaccine, which you may need to take them to another country. Please get in touch with the clinic to book in for a specific visit to discuss this process with our vets, as there are often a number of steps required before you organise this overseas move.
For cats, we recommend a standard yearly F3 vaccine against feline enteritis, rhinotracheitis and panleukopenia virus. If your cat goes outside, we also recommend the Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV, feline aids) vaccination. FIV is spread primarily through fighting and can cause suppression of the immune-system of an infected cat.
For rabbits, we recommend vaccinating rabbits every six months against Calicivirus. Unfortunately there is no vaccination available in Australia against the Myxomatosis virus.
For ferrets, we recommend annual vaccination against distemper virus.
Our consultations for vaccination always include a health check to ensure that your pet’s health is maintained to the highest standard. If you have any questions please give us a call.
Did you know that it is the law in the ACT to have all puppies, kittens, dogs and cats microchipped?
A microchip is a small silicon chip, the size of a grain of rice, that is implanted under your pet’s skin at the back of their neck and stays there for life. This chip contains a unique identification number which is entered into an animal registry database by registered clinics and links to the specific details (name, address, contact numbers) of that pet’s owner. It is the best form of permanent identification available.
The microchip fee includes the cost of the microchip, the implantation, and lifetime registration on an Australia-wide animal registry.
There is a range of options that we can supply to you, to cover all your needs for parasite control in your pets, including:
Flea and tick prevention.
Scaly feet/face mite treatment for birds.
Demodex/sarcoptes mite treatments.
We also stock a range of veterinary only special diets depending on your pet’s medical or nutritional needs. Please have a chat to our friendly nurses and vets who will be happy to assist you in selecting the most appropriate diet for your pet.
If you are having trouble getting your furry loved one to shed some extra kilos we can assist with our weight watchers clinic. We promise it is a friendly and supportive environment!