Vaccinations protect your puppy from some of Australia’s most contagious and common diseases. According to RSCPA vaccination prices, you can expect it to cost you around $250 to get your puppy vaccinated. If you have routine care, pet insurance can pick up the bill for you – but we’ll get to that once we’ve outlined all the puppy and dog vaccination costs.
It isn’t pleasant to think about, but there are a lot of illnesses that can affect our cats and dogs. Vaccines are one of the best lines of defense against many of the worst viruses out there. But even vaccinated animals can get infected with serious diseases, so it is important to know about them.
Parvo is a highly contagious virus that affects all dogs, but unvaccinated dogs and puppies less than four months of age are at the most risk to contract it. The virus attacks the gastrointestinal system and creates a loss of appetite, vomiting, fever, and often severe, bloody diarrhea. Extreme dehydration can come on rapidly and kill a dog within 48-to-72 hours, so prompt veterinary attention is crucial. There is no cure, so keeping the dog hydrated and controlling the secondary symptoms can keep him going until his immune system beats the illness.