What is a vaccination?

A vaccination is a form of prevention against certain viruses and bacteria.

Vaccines are vital to all pets based on the risk of exposure or severity of disease. The important ones for dogs include canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis, kennel cough, leptospirosis and rabies.

The vaccine for cats include FVRCP, or feline distemper virus, herpesvirus, calicivirus and chlamydia, and occasionally FeLV for felines at risk of exposure to feline leukemia virus (cats that are unsupervised outdoors), and rabies annually as required by law.

We recommend vaccinating your pet when they are at the age of 8 weeks (up to 10 weeks). The subsequent 2 rounds are at 12 weeks old and then 16 weeks old.

How can I avoid over-vaccinating my pet?

A Vaccicheck® antibody titer blood test is recommended instead of a yearly booster if your dog/cat is assessed to be at low risk of infection.

Acupuncture is the insertion of special needles into specific points of the body to achieve a healing response. It is useful for managing a wide variety of conditions, including:

  • Pain management
  • Slipped disc/ Intervertebral disc disease
  • Arthritis and lameness
  • Cat flu and pneumonia
  • Skin conditions
  • Neurological disorders
  • Kidney and liver disease
  • Behavioural conditions such as anxiety and obsessive compulsive behaviour

Acupuncture is a very safe and effective form of treatment for many species, including dogs, cats and rabbits. When practised by veterinarians trained in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), adverse effects are extremely rare. By combining TCVM with Western Veterinary Medicine, the advantages of both paradigms can be integrated to achieve the best outcome for our patients.

For more information, please refer to page 8 of Amber Times.

Pet export regulations vary widely from country to country and may change at any time and without notice. As a vet clinic, we are unable to advise on the requirements for exportation.

We will act on the requirement, such as issuance of Health Certificate for export and associated treatments, for export based on the requirements provided by the pet owners/pet export agency.

Please refer to NParks for more information.

Tele-consultation or e-Consultation is available at Amber Vet at the convenience of pet owners who are busy with work. This service is available for pet owners in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei and other parts of the world.

Do note that our veterinarians are unable to prescribe any prescription medication without physically examining your pet in-person.

Kindly call us @ (+65) 6245 5543 or contact us to enquire further.

After Hours Emergency

Please contact a 24-hour emergency veterinary centre for any after hours urgent care needs.

For non-urgent enquires, you may reach us via email.