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Rabies- FELINE AND CANINE 

  • A fatal virus that is transmitted via saliva or bites from an infected animal. The disease is transmissible to humans. The virus travels to the central nervous system (CNS) and causes erratic behaviour (biting, excitability, aggression, inability to swallow, hyper salvation and fever).
  • Diagnosis is by identification from brain tissue. Local public health must be notified.
  • There is no treatment available for rabies in pets.
  • This fatal disease can be easily prevented via vaccination. For dogs we give the vaccine at 4 months of age, again at 16 months followed by every 3 years for life. For cats the vaccine is required annually. 

We strongly recommend keeping your pets rabies vaccines up to date, especially as BC has had several recent rabies scares. 

If your pet does not have a current rabies vaccines and a bite to a person occurs, public health authorities may insist that your pet be quarantined or euthanized and tested for rabies.

Canine Distemper

  • A fatal virus that is transmitted through the air from infected dogs and wildlife. The virus infects the lymph nodes and central nervous system (CNS).
  • Treatment is only available to control the seizures. Vaccination is the key to prevention of this fatal disease.
  • Vaccines are given at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age, then given annually. After 2 years of age, the vaccine may be given every THIRD year.

Parvovirus

  • A potentially fatal virus that is transmitted via ingestion of infected feces. The parvovirus attaches the gastrointestinal tract causing vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Hospitalization, intravenous fluids and intensive medical therapy is required to treat infected pets.
  • Vaccination has been extremely effective at drastically reducing disease incidence.
  • Vaccines are given at 8, 12, and 16 weeks and 16 months. After this series the vaccine can can be given once every 3 years. 

Infectious Canine Hepatitis

  • Viral disease caused by a virus that is shed via infected saliva or feces from infected dogs. This disease affects the liver and can be fatal.
  • Hospitalization, intravenous fluids and intensive medical therapy is required to treat infected pets.
  • Vaccination has been extremely effective at drastically reducing disease incidence.
  • Vaccines are given at 8, 12, and 16 weeks and 16 months. After this series the vaccine can be given once every 3 years. 

Bordetella

Bordetella (Kennel Cough) vaccine are highly recommended in the Prince George Area.  It is an airborne virus that is highly contagious and is throughout Prince George. Symptoms include coughing and wheezing and may lead to serious pneumonia. Bordetella can, in rare cases, be zoonotic ( transmissible to humans), especially the young, very old and immune compromised.


Feline Vaccines

FCVR

  • The standard vaccine all cats should receive to protect against respiratory virus' and Feline Distemper (Panleukopenia). This triple vaccine will protect your cat against Calicivirus and Rhinotracheitis, which both can cause upper respiratory infections.
  • Cats with these virus's often have significant nasal and ocular discharge, sneezing and other cold-like symptoms, but it is not uncommon for cats to develop secondary infections which can lead to pneumonia. 
  • Panleukopenia, or Feline Distemper, is highly contagious and often deadly. The virus spreads through urine, feces and nasal secretions, and can live in the environment long term so a cat does not need to be in direct contact with other cats to contract it. 
  • This vaccine is due every 3 year after the initial series is complete. 

Leukemia 

  • This disease, once contracted, is fatal to most cats within 3 years. It causes immunosuppression which can lead to anemia and lymphoma, as well as predisposing your cat to deadly infections. 
  • Leukemia requires a booster every 2 years. 


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OSPIKA ANIMAL HOSPITAL

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