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30 April 2024
Vaccinating Kittens: Protecting Our Fur-babies
When it comes to our adorable kittens, their health and well-being are top priorities. That's why the ideal age for their vaccinations is crucial - 8, 12, and 16 weeks old!   At 8 weeks, our furballs get their first set of vaccines, defending them against serious diseases like Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia (FVRCP). At 12 weeks, we reinforce that protection, and again at 16 weeks.   A little post-vaccine downtime is normal. You might notice your kitten feeling a bit tired, having a reduced appetite, or a tiny bit of swelling or tenderness at the injection site. These are good signs, though, showing that their immune systems are gearing up to protect them!   How do vaccines work, you ask? They introduce a safe form of the disease into your kitten's body, training their immune system to recognize and fight it. So, if they ever encounter the real deal, their body will be ready to tackle it head-on!   Remember, it's essential to consult with your vet to tailor a vaccination plan to your kitten's unique needs and the local disease risks.   Let's keep our kittens healthy, happy, and ready for a lifetime of cuddles!   ☎️If you would like to have more information about Kitten Wellness Plan or any general inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Veterinary Emergency Centre (VEC).General Hotline: 2334-233424-Hour Emergency Hotline: 6828-6620

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Dog Vaccinations
13 December 2023
Dog Vaccination: Schedule and Types
Getting a dog vaccinated is an important measure for their health protection. These vaccines help prevent various diseases and ensuring dogs can enjoy a healthy life.   Why Should My Dog Be Vaccinated? Newly born puppies have a weak immune system, but vaccinating them can strengthen their immune system by producing antibodies to fight against various diseases. Therefore, vaccinating your dog is a key measure to protect them from disease threats.   Types of Dog Vaccines and Preventable Diseases According to Hong Kong regulations, dogs are required to receive the rabies vaccine. In addition to the rabies vaccine, dogs also need to receive the "DHPPiL" vaccine, often referred to as the "five-in-one" vaccine.   Rabies Vaccine: Dogs and humans are both at risk of contracting rabies, which is a highly fatal disease. Vaccination effectively prevents dogs from getting infected with rabies, protecting both you and your dog's health. DHPPiL Vaccine ("Five-in-One" Vaccine): The DHPPiL vaccine effectively prevents five common dog diseases, including canine distemper, canine parvovirus enteritis, infectious canine hepatitis, canine influenza, and leptospirosis.   Vaccination Schedule for Dogs The timing and frequency of dog vaccinations vary depending on the vaccine type.   DHPPiL Vaccine Puppies should receive their first core vaccine shot at two months old, followed by boosters every month until they are four months old. Afterwards, revaccination is required annually. For adult dogs, the initial core vaccine shot is followed by a booster after one month. After these two shots, revaccination is necessary annually.   Rabies Vaccine Dogs should receive their first rabies vaccine shot at five months old, followed by revaccination every three years.   Daily Preventive Measures for Dog’s Health In addition to vaccination, taking daily preventive measures is crucial for maintaining your dog's health. Here are some common preventive measures:   Annual Health Check: Schedule regular veterinary health check to monitor your dog's overall health, including comprehensive physical examination, dental evaluation and general deworming. Regular Grooming: Regularly groom your dog's fur to remove shed hair and parasites. Clean Environment: Maintain a clean and hygienic living environment for your dog by regularly cleaning their living space and washing pet utilities.   Dog Vaccination FAQs Q1: Does vaccinating a dog guarantee immunity protection? A1: Dog vaccination significantly reduces the risk of diseases. Vaccines offer immunity protection for dogs, but there is still a very small chance of infection.   Q2: Are all dogs suitable for vaccination? A2: Most dogs are suitable for preventive vaccination. However, in some special circumstances (such as pregnancy or illness), the veterinarian will assess whether vaccination is appropriate based on the specific situation.   Q3: What are some common infectious diseases in dogs? A3: Common infectious diseases in dogs include rabies, canine pneumonia, infectious canine hepatitis, canine distemper, and canine viral enteritis. These diseases can pose significant health threats to dogs.

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Cat Vaccinations
13 December 2023
Cat Vaccination: Vaccination and Types
Whether you are a first-time cat owner or not, getting your cat vaccinated is a crucial responsibility. These vaccines help prevent various diseases, ensuring your cats can enjoy a healthy life.   Why Should Be My Cat Vaccinated? Vaccinating your cat strengthens their immune system and enabling your cat to fight against a range of illnesses. Therefore, getting your cat vaccinated is a key to protect them from disease.   Types of Cat Vaccines and Preventable Diseases Although there are no legal requirements in Hong Kong for cat vaccinations, it is highly recommended for the well-being of your cat.   FVRCP (Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia): This vaccine protects against three common infectious diseases, including feline viral rhinotracheitis, feline calicivirus, and feline panleukopenia. Rabies Vaccine: It prevents cats from contracting rabies.   Vaccination Schedule for Cats The timing and frequency of vaccination vary depending on the vaccine type and the age of cats.   FVRCP Vaccine Kittens typically receive their first core vaccine shot at two months old, followed by boosters every month until they are four months old. Afterward, revaccination is required every one to three years. For adult cats, the initial core vaccine shot is followed by a booster after one month. After these two shots, revaccination is necessary every three years.   Rabies Vaccine The specific injection plan and timing for rabies vaccine should be discussed with your veterinarian based on individual circumstances.   Daily Preventive Measures for Cat’s Health In addition to vaccination, taking daily preventive measures is crucial for ensuring your pet's health. Here are some common preventive measures:   Annual Health Check: Schedule regular veterinary health check to monitor your cat's overall health, including comprehensive physical examination, dental evaluation and general deworming. Regular Grooming: Regularly brush your cat's fur to remove shed hair and parasites. Clean Environment: Maintain a clean and hygienic living environment for your cat by regularly cleaning their living space and washing pet utilities.   Cat Vaccination FAQs Q1: Does vaccinating a cat guarantee immunity protection? A1: Cat vaccination significantly reduces the risk of diseases. Vaccines offer immunity protection for cats, but there is still a very small chance of infection.   Q2: My cat stays indoors and doesn't go outside. Is vaccination necessary? A2: Even if your cat is strictly indoors, it is still recommended to get them vaccinated. Kittens can be born with infections from the mother, or they can contact viruses through environmental exposure. Vaccination greatly reduces the chances of illness.   Q3: Are all cats suitable for vaccination? A3: Most cats are suitable for preventive vaccination. However, in some special circumstances (such as pregnancy or illness), the veterinarian will assess whether vaccination is appropriate based on the specific situation.    

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