At Hampton Park, we know pet vaccination provides vital protection for your pet.

Prevention is the best form or medicine, and vaccines are the most effective way to keep our pets healthy. While some diseases have no cure, others can be incredibly difficult and expensive to treat. That’s in addition to the toll it can take on your pet’s health for the rest of their life. Get your pet vaccinated regularly to ensure that your family is safe from these diseases.

There are a few common myths we’ve seen in our practice over the many years we’ve been serving the community. Even if your cat never goes into the wide open world of Narre Warren South, vaccinations will protect them from diseases that can be transmitted through objects like shared food and water bowls. Have you ever pet one of the neighborhood cats, or had them rub against your leg before you get home? That little bit of contact through you can be enough to get your own pet sick. It’s the same for dogs, too. Illnesses like kennel cough can be easily passed on from a seemingly healthy pet that you run into on a walk or at the park.

How Do Vaccines Work?

Vaccinations introduce a non-infectious part of a disease into the body, helping the immune system learn how to make proper protections. Now, if your pet is ever exposed to the real thing they already have the antibodies to fight off the infection. Very young or very old pets and sick animals are usually at a higher risk of dying should they get the diseases vaccines protect against. However, perfectly healthy adult pets can become very ill or die as well.
  • Common Cat Vaccines

    Common Cat Vaccines

    Panleucopenia (FPL) is a potentially fatal infection in cats that attacks the lining of the gut and causes bleeding, vomiting, diarrhoea, dehydration, and other dangerous symptoms.

    Cat Flu is a group of infections that lead to painful sores and infections in the mouth, throat, nose and eyes. These infections can spread to the chest and lead to pneumonia. Once infected, cats can become lifelong carriers and may suffer relapses of their original symptoms or infect other pets.

    Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) behaves much like the human version (HIV), though humans cannot become infected with it. Transmitted through bites, outdoor cats are especially at risk for contracting FIV. Since this virus attacks the immune system, cats with FIV are especially affected by any other illness or infection they may contract for the rest of their lives.
  • Common Dog Vaccines

    Common Dog Vaccines

    Canine Distemper is a potentially fatal disease that’s spread by a coughing, sneezing or touching-distance infected pup. This nasty virus attacks the brain, lungs and stomach, with symptoms ranging from runny eyes and nose to problems breathing to vomiting, diarrhoea, muscle tremors and seizures.

    Infectious Canine Hepatitis attacks the liver, and it’s spread when your pup licks or chows down on the urine, faeces, or saliva of another infected dog. Symptoms include a fever, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea. There is no known cure and it’s also commonly fatal in dogs.

    Parvovirus is another of these highly contagious diseases. It’s spread easily from dog to dog through their faeces. Signs of parvo are bloody vomiting and diarrhoea, though the potentially fatal infection can also cause brain and heart disease.

    Canine Cough (or Kennel Cough) is actually a group of bacteria and viruses that can all lead to an infectious laryngitis. It's spread by airborne droplets and direct contact between pets. It’s a painful disease that causes infected dogs to cough constantly, often to the point of vomiting. It’s extremely common and may progress to pneumonia in unvaccinated and untreated pets.
  • Common Rabbit Vaccines

    Common Rabbit Vaccines

    Calicivirus (also known as Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus, or RHDV) is deadly to many rabbits. The disease is spread by both mosquitoes as well as contact with the urine, faeces or saliva of infected rabbits. Signs include lethargy, seizures, bleeding from the nostrils but in reality calicivirus acts so your rabbit more than likely have died suddenly before you notice anything is wrong.

    Regular vaccinations for Lynbrook pets can truly save their life many times over. If you have any questions about when to vaccinate young pets, which boosters are necessary and what vaccines your pet needs, our veterinarians are here to answer your questions.
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Caring For Life

Centrally located, Hampton Park Veterinary Hospital provides pet vaccinations in Hampton Park, Lynbrook, Narre Warren South and the surrounding areas, including Narre Warren North, Lyndhurst, Berwick, Hallam, Doveton, Dandenong South, Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne West, Cranbourne South and Endeavour Hills.