Pet Health and Wellness News
Why it's a good idea to consider vaccinations for senior pets
These are the rules that we, the veterinarians at Care Pet Wellness Group, follow when deciding whether to vaccinate.
- We only vaccinate an animal against infectious agents to which it has a realistic risk of exposure.
- We vaccinate against infectious agents that cause significant disease.
- We vaccinate an animal only when the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks.
Vaccines for cats - Feline Leukemia Virus and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) and Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) are viruses that are distinct and unique to CATS, whether large & wild or small & domesticated. Both are “slow” viruses that can take a long time to manifest in health issues and both seriously compromise the immune system. They can only be detected with specific blood tests.
Thankfully, FeLV is preventable with immunization. A vaccine is available for FIV
Top 5 parasite risks for pets in Canada
Pet popularity in Canada continues to grow. As veterinarians, we are often asked is "What parasites might my pet get? Will it affect me?"
Fortunately, with good hygiene and health care for pets, these risk can be managed. Let's look at the top 5 risks!