Small Animal Services
We carry out consultations for Routine health checks, geriatric assessments, skin ear and eye issues as well as both behaviour and emergency.
Vaccinations for Dogs
Puppies should be vaccinated with a C3 vaccine at 6 to 8 weeks, then with the C5 + Lepto vaccines at 12 and 16 weeks of age. Only 2 weeks after the final vaccination is the pup considered safe to be socialised or taken outside.
This vaccination is for protection against parvovirus, distemper and hepatitis. It forms part of the core Vaccination protocol.
We recommend that the first injection be given to your puppy at 8 weeks of age.
Puppies normally require 3 vaccinations, 4 weeks apart in order to achieve sufficient immunity.
Regular booster vaccinations are recommended. We offer both the annual C3 Vaccination boosters or the Triennial (3 Yearly) variant.
Leptospirosis Australis (Lepto)
Leptospirosis is a potentially fatal bacterial disease found in the tropical Northern Territory region. It is a disease that can be transferred humans (Zoonotic disease) and vaccination against Leptospirosis is strongly recommended. Lepto can be caught from contact with ground / water contaminated with the urine of rats, native rodents and other animals such as possums. Two (2) injections, four 4 weeks apart, will start the protection and annual boosters are strongly recommended.
C2 / Kennel Cough Vaccination
Bordetella Bronchiseptica and canine Parainfluenza.) Kennel cough is an easily transmissible disease and vaccination against it is required prior to any dogs travelling or visiting a boarding facility. This is an annual vaccination.
This is a combination of the C3, Kennel Cough and Leptospirosis Australis Vaccines.
Tetanus is not considered a Core Vaccination for dogs. A Tetanus vaccination may be given upon request or if your dog has an injury that puts them at risk of contracting the disease.
Vaccinations for Cats
Kittens should be vaccinated at 6-8, 12 and 16 weeks of age. Kittens are not considered protected until 2 weeks after their final vaccination and should be kept away from other unvaccinated cats at this time. There are a range of vaccinations available for cats and your veterinarian will discuss the options and advise you what is best suggested for the wellbeing of your cat.
Self-service Hydro-bathing is avaiable.
If you have a pet that require sedation for grooming, please give us a call and we can discuss how we can assist you.
Heartworm Tests and Prevention
Heartworm disease is a serious disease that results in severe lung disease, heart failure, other organ damage, and death in pets It is caused by a parasitic worm (Dirofilarial immitis) The worms are spread through the bite of a mosquito. Although heartworm can be treated, it is risky and prevention of the infestation is strongly advised, especially in the Tropical NT where the disease is prevalent.
We sell a range of chews and tablets that can prevent heartworm disease, or to ensure best protection we also have a yearly injection to protect your pet.
If your pet has not been protected against heartworm it is advisable to have heartworm test carried out in clinic prior to commencing treatment.
Microchipping is the best way to permanently identify your pet. A small microchip, about the size of a grain of rice, is injected under the loose skin between your pet’s shoulder blades. It’s generally no more invasive than a vaccination. There’s no battery, no power required, and no moving parts. Your details as the pet’s owner are then registered against that specific microchip number on a national pet registry.
When the microchip is scanned by a vet or shelter, it transmits the ID number. This will enable them to confirm the pet as belonging to you.
If you require assistance with confirming your pets microchip number, we can scan your pet at no charge and our team can advise as how best to update details if needed.
Other Small Animal Services
Geriatric Health Checks
Skin and ear conditions
Skin and ear infections are very common in the tropical regions of Australia.
Complete parasite control
Speak to our team regarding your pet’s requirement for prevention and management of worms (heartworm, roundworm, hookworm, whipworm and tapeworm), ticks, fleas and mites etc.