Our advice on vaccination
We highly recommend that your pet is vaccinated against a variety of serious and often fatal diseases.
Vaccination course/annual booster is included in our Pet Health Club.
We recommend dogs are vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza and Leptospirosis. These are serious, infectious diseases that are usually fatal for your dog. Vaccinating against these diseases prevents them from spreading.
Vaccination can start from 8 weeks of age with a course of two vaccines given two weeks apart; thereafter a yearly booster is required to maintain immunity. This vaccination is also a requirement if you plan to put your dog into boarding kennels.
We also recommend that your dog is vaccinated against Kennel Cough. Kennel Cough is a highly contagious respiratory infection and although rarely fatal, can leave your dog with a nasty cough for a few weeks. It is highly recommended for your dog to be vaccinated against Kennel Cough if they are likely to be booked into a boarding kennel or come into contact with other dogs.
We recommend that cats are vaccinated against Cat Flu, Enteritis, Feline Leukaemia and Feline Infectious Virus. These diseases are usually fatal in cats.
Vaccination can start from 9 weeks of age. There is a course of two injections given 3 weeks apart. Thereafter, your cat will require an annual booster to maintain their immunity. This vaccination is a requirement if your cat has to visit a cattery.
There are two diseases that we recommend rabbits are vaccinated against: Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic diseases.
Myxomatosis is a highly contagious disease which can be spread from wild rabbits to domestic pets. Myxomatosis is a fatal disease for which there is no cure. Protection is given by a vaccine, administered by injection once a year.
Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) is a fatal disease which can be caught indirectly from wild rabbits. Rabbits with VHD may present acutely ill and passing blood or as a sudden unexplained death. VHD vaccine is given by a single injection once yearly.
A combined vaccine for VHD and Myxomatosis is available, meaning one less trip to the vets!
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