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How To Change Vet Clinics

There are many reasons why you may need to find a new vet for your pet. You may be moving house, looking for someone closer, have had a not-so-good experience with your previous vet, or may simply have heard great things about another clinic. When considering which vet to choose, here a few points to […]

What can I do if I can’t afford to vaccinate my dog?

We would always say that vaccinations are an essential part of owning a dog, so you need to ensure you can afford them before getting a pet. Of course, people’s circumstances change, so if you suddenly find yourself short on cash there are a couple of options to consider. For puppies, the 14-16 week vaccination […]

Why worry about unvaccinated dogs?

  There are two main reasons to worry about unvaccinated dogs. Firstly, that dog is unprotected against diseases such as Parvovirus, which is highly fatal and extremely painful for dog. Secondly, there is the safety o other dogs. The reality is that your fully vaccinated dog is very safe from Parvo, Distemper and Hepatitis. However, […]

Are Vaccinations 100% effective?

  The vaccination against Parvo, Distemper and Hepatitis are nearly 100% effective. In 20 years, I’ve seen one fully vaccinated dog develop a parvovirus infection. Every other case I have ever seen has occurred in unvaccinated or under-vaccinated dogs. Canine Cough vaccines are less effective, but if the dog does contract the condition we find […]

What are the alternatives to vaccination?

  If you are particularly concerned about the risk of vaccinating your adult dog, please talk to us about a blood test called a “titre test”. This test measures the levels of antibodies in your pet’s blood stream, and can provide reassurance that your pet is still protected without needing a vaccination. Titre testing is […]

Are vaccinations 100% effective?

  The vaccination against Parvo, Distemper and Hepatitis are nearly 100% effective. In 20 years, I’ve seen one fully vaccinated dog develop a parvovirus infection. Every other case I have ever seen has occurred in unvaccinated or under-vaccinated dogs. Canine Cough vaccines are less effective, but if the dog does contract the condition we find […]

What are the alternatives to vaccination of dogs?

  If you are particularly concerned about the risk of vaccinating your adult dog, please talk to us about a blood test called a “titre test”. This test measures the levels of antibodies in your pet’s blood stream, and can provide reassurance that your pet is still protected without needing a vaccination. For puppies, the […]

Are Vaccines Dangerous to Dogs?

  There is a lot of misleading information on the internet which drastically overstates the risk of vaccines in our pets. But it has to be said, there is a risk from any medication we give. This is why we need to look at the risks and benefits of any vaccine and tailor the protocol […]

Which Vaccinations Does My Dog Need?

  Our belief is that all dogs should be vaccinated, but only as often as necessary. So what does this look like? Puppies should be vaccinated at 6-8 weeks, 10-12 weeks and 14-16 weeks of age. They should then receive a booster injection at around 15 months of age. After the 15 month booster, dogs […]

Tripod the Loggerhead Turtle

Meet Tripod, the newest member of the Bunbury and Eaton Vet Clinic family. Tripod is a young loggerhead turtle who is currently under the care of the Dolphin Discovery Centre. I was visiting the centre with my three young boys when we saw the tank with around a dozen turtles in it. they have all […]