C3 Vaccinations

Ensure that your new dog begins its life on a good start with a full set of c3 vaccinations.

Looking for c3 vaccinations? Ensure that your new pooch receives a good start to their life through a full set of  c3 vaccinations.

c3 vaccinations are essential for protecting your best friend’s health from dangerous and potentially fatal diseases.

Getting a new dog is exciting and for the most part they seem to only need love,  affection and food.

It would be great if this were enough to keep them free from disease and sickness. Tragically it isn’t. Much the same as children, animal babies likewise need inoculation when they are young.

A puppy isn’t naturally safe from ailments and diseases without the help of vaccinations. They do have some antibody security that they got through the mother’s blood using the placenta, yet this is generally just 10%. The other 90% is through the primary milk they take in from their mother.

It is quite likely that high levels of antibodies will block the effectiveness of a vaccine and vets, therefore, recommend multiple rounds of vaccinations. It is recommended that puppies are vaccinated for the first time at around 6 weeks of age. However, the first Rabies vaccination can only be given when the puppy is 3 months of age.

What Are C3 Vaccinations?

We offer dog vaccinations of two types. C3  Vaccination cover against diseases such as: Parvovirus, Distemper, and Canine Infectious Hepatitis. A C5 vaccination covers those in a C3 vaccination plus additional cover for the parainfluenza virus Bordetella and Canine.

Canine Parvovirus

Canine parvovirus mainly causes bloody explosive vomiting or diarrhea in young, rapidly growing puppies. It is highly contagious, and can live for months to years in the environment.

Most disinfectants and detergents fail to destroy the virus. A young dog may get infected in an area that hasn’t had a dog visit for a very long time, due to its high resistance.

After ingesting contaminated faeces a dog becomes infected. The virus then travels through the bloodstream and reaches the small intestines which destroy and collapse the gut lining.


In the diarrhea the virus then travels out of the gut. The dog becomes very depressed, anorexic, with high fever, bloody vomiting, and diarrhea developing. The dog will become severely dehydrated without supportive care, developing shock and sepsis which can lead to death.

Distemper in Canines 

A Morbillivirus causes canine Distemper. UV light, drying, and heating, and most ammonium disinfectants, easily destroy the virus. When an infected dog coughs or sneezes, distemper is spread by aerosol droplets through contact. The disease ‘s greatest incidence is in dogs aged 3-6 months but can occur at any dog age. It may get caught by foxes.

Canine Distemper causes a variety of signs to serious neurological signs including mild upper respiratory infection and fever, infected dermatitis, vomiting and bloody diarrhoea.

Treatment is supportive, where clinical signs are mild and moderate. However, treatment is unsuccessful once neurological signs, such as twitching, altered behaviors or seizures, appear.

Canine Infectious Hepatitis

An Adenovirus causes Canine Infectious Hepatitis. It is a highly resistant virus which can last in the environment for several days to weeks. Spreading is by mouth and nose contact.

The main targets for the virus are the liver, the kidneys and the eyes. Most clinical signs are from hepatic failure, kidney failure, and eye uveitis.

If the kidney is affected then the dog may develop urinary protein leakage. When the liver is infected three possible outcomes may occur: acute fatal liver disease, chronic hepatitis, and complete recovery.

Bordetella and Parainfluenza Virus

Bordetella and Parainfluenza virus form part of the commonly known canine infectious tracheobronchitis complex, Canine Cough or “Kennel” Cough.

Despite being called “kennel” cough, a dog may become infected outside a boarding kennel.

Infection occurs when an infected dog coughs up a virus and is inhaled by another dog in the area.

It is more sensitive to the bacteria and virus that attach to the windpipe causing damage to lining making. Coughing is often paroxysmal and could end with retching or gagging.

Pressing the windpipe easily elicits cough. Other secondary invaders can attach with a damaged windpipe, and cause signs to worsen.

Vaccination is not 100 percent protective, as there are several bacteria and viruses that can be attached to the damaging windpipe.

However, vaccination is still recommended to decrease the chances of serious damage leading to chronic cough. In severe cases a fever- and nasal discharge pneumonia may occur.

Importantce Of C3 Vaccinations

We love our pets everyone. They are our companions, faithful friends and protectors. We want to see them happy, adventurous, enthusiastic and life flourishing. We feed them, walk them and take care of them to ensure they have everything they need to grow properly. 

One of our key duties as responsible pet owners is to look out for the welfare of our animals. The last thing we’d want is our pets falling ill. Vaccinations play an important role here in the prevention of harmful and dangerous diseases.

If you are a dog or cat owner or both, keeping up-to – date vaccines is vital to ensuring the protection of your animal (as well as that of your family), as certain animal diseases can be transmitted to humans.

So what is it with pet vaccinations? What are those risks? What are the advantages? Is it the best thing they can do for the welfare of your pet and yours?

About C3 Vaccines:

There are pet vaccinations to protect your pet from becoming sick. They provide immunity from a number of infectious diseases which can affect humans and animals alike.

To be successful, vaccines need to contain a microorganism-like agent which causes the disease. This agent, once administered, activates the body’s immune system and enables the body to identify it as a threat.

The immune system will then destroy the foreign agent and recall it so that the immune system will be prepared to fight it off in the future, should the body experience the same disease.

Knowing that vaccines function best in a stable, happy animal is important. It normally takes the body approximately seven days to respond and develop immunity. Therefore it would be less safe to give your pet a vaccine when she is still sick. Vaccines do not act as a disease cure but rather as a preventive.

The importance of vaccines
Keeping up-to – date vaccines for your pet is vital to a safe lifestyle and proper growth of pets. It is recommended that you schedule your pet for at least one annual veterinarian appointment-for a general check-up and the opportunity to introduce a vaccination program.

The need to vaccinate against certain diseases depends on multiple factors like your pet’s age , medical background, lifestyle and behaviors. Furthermore, while some pets need to be vaccinated regularly, some may only need to undergo vaccinations once every three years for certain diseases.

There are two categories which divide pet vaccinations into: core and non-core vaccinations.

According to the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), core vaccinations are those that any dog or cat must obtain, regardless of their age, climate, habit, breed or situation. Core vaccines help prevent animals from developing diseases which are life-threatening and have a global reach.

Non-core vaccinations are the ones needed depending on the animal’s background of living. These include geographic place, lifestyle and climate.

The WSAVA describes a third group of the vaccines that are not approved. These are vaccines which lack adequate scientific evidence to support their use or efficacy. In this situation, it is safer for your pet to go without the vaccine, instead of taking any chances.

How often should my pet be vaccinated?

Although having your pet vaccinated every twelve months was standard practice in Australia, recent studies have shown that some vaccines have been effective for over a year.

The waiting time between the individual vaccinations will depend on the age of your pet. If your pet is a puppy or kitten, they will normally be vaccinated three times in a six-month span, and after that, it may be top-ups annually or even triennially. In most cases, whether the circumstances of the animal and the environment warrant it, key vaccines are given every three years, or sometimes longer.

Since each animal should be handled as a unique being, it is a good idea to take your pet to a Vet and have a vaccine schedule recommended to cater for the particular requirements of your pet. Good contact with your Vet and annual visits are also important for the wellbeing of your pet.

When should I start vaccinating my pet?

If you have kittens or puppies, at around six to eight weeks old, the first round of vaccinations (usually two or three vaccines) is provided. However, you can not administer the final vaccine until your pet reaches sixteen weeks. This is because mom’s breast milk antibodies will interfere with the vaccinations.

Also a title test can be done to determine whether your adult dog or cat needs a vaccine. This is an inexpensive test that will determine the amount of antibodies that are present in your pet’s system, revealing whether an immunity booster is needed. More information about the title tests can be given by your Vet.

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