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Why does my pet need a vaccination?
Some of these diseases are deadly and most have symptoms that are very unpleasant and make pets suffer – in both cases, the infection can be expensive to treat.
For all these reasons and due to the requirements of the legislation in Bulgaria and the EU, it is very important to make sure that your pet is properly vaccinated.
Vaccination of dogs
Diseases against which dogs are vaccinated
- Vomiting, diarrhea
- Nervous symptoms
- Often fatal (50%)
- Prolonged fever
- Discharge from the nose and eyes
- Hyperkeratosis (skin damage)
Infectious hepatitis "H"
- Kidney failure
- Mortality (10%)
- Eye involvement – corneal edema (20%)
- Vomiting and bloody diarrhea
- Sudden heart failure
- High mortality in puppies (over 50%)
Parainfluenza type 2 and whooping cough "Pi"
- Respiratory signs
- High infectivity for dogs
- Lack of appetite
- Carrier of the causative agent after illness
- 20% mortality
- Neurological manifestations
- 100% mortality
Vaccination of cats
Diseases against which we vaccinate cats
Calcivirus infection "C"
- Redness of the nose and eyes
- Suppression and decreased appetite
- Mouth ulcers
- Severe fever
- Stomatitis and gingivitis
- Kitten pneumonia
Feline leukemia "FeLV"
- Untreatable, fatal
Chlamydial infection "L"
- Swelling and pimples on the conjunctiva
Herpesvirus Infection "R"
- Acute rhinitis and conjunctivitis
- Fever, depression and loss of appetite
- Severe kittens
- Ulcerative keratitis
- Fatal pneumonia is common
- Lymphopenia and anemia
- Cerebral ataxia and abortion
- Over 90% mortality in kittens
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you accepting new patients?
Which vaccines does my dog or cat need?
Vaccines can be classified as “recommended” or “supplemental”.
Recommended means for all pets, with rare exceptions.
Supplemental vaccines, on the other hand, are only recommended for some pets based on lifestyle and risk.
How often should I vaccinate my pet?
This varies slightly depending on your pet’s lifestyle.
We will work with you to create the best-personalized plan for your pet so that they can get the protection they need without more treatment than necessary.
For example, as a general rule in the EU, rabies vaccination is done at least once every three years.
We strongly recommend that basic vaccines be given each year.
Why does my puppy or kitten need so many vaccines?
Three things are important to know about young pets:
- Puppies and kittens have an immune system that is not fully developed. This means that they are at a much higher risk of contracting a dangerous viral or bacterial infection than adults.
- Your puppy’s or kitten’s immune system may not be strong enough to respond properly to just one vaccination.
- Maternal antibodies – or long-lasting antibodies from breast milk – can block the effects of the vaccine. These antibodies fade over time, but the intensity varies for each pet.
For these reasons, giving your puppy or kitten the full “series” of vaccines, as recommended by your veterinarian, is the best way to ensure that they are protected.
*** It is important to keep in mind that for both puppies / kittens and adult pets, vaccines are most effective when given at intervals recommended by your veterinarian without delay. .
Are vaccines dangerous for my pet?
Just as for us humans, there is a small degree of risk with any drug or medical procedure – and that includes vaccines.
However, these risks are rare, while many diseases are quite common and often fatal.
Sometimes, just like us, our pets may feel some slight discomfort (soreness or fatigue or a mild fever) for a day or two after the vaccine.
Do I have to make an appointment for vaccines?
Although we accept spontaneous reviews, it’s best to call us in advance.
This way, the waiting time will be shorter and we will be prepared before your visit to make sure your pet gets the right vaccines.
Just call us at 088 959 2299 .
What are your working hours and where can we find you?
Our working hours are:
Monday through Friday: 09:00 am – 18:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 14:00 pm
Sunday: Appointment only
Our veterinary clinic and pet store are located at:
How can I contact you in case of an emergency?
For emergencies, please contact us at 0889 59 2299
We can examine your pet here, on-site, when we are in the clinic.
For current business hours, please see the above box.
MedinaVet Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Zdravko Dimitrov
Dr. Zdravko Dimitrov is the chief veterinarian at MedinaVet. He graduated from the Veterinary College in Lovech in 1989, as well as the Trakia University 10 years later.
He is known for his experience in dermatology, parasitology, and obstetrics.