Vaccinations


To prevent potentially fatal diseases your cat and dog will need an initial course of two injections followed by annual boosters.

Rabbits also need annual vaccinations to prevent disease.

DOGS:
All puppies should be vaccinated as soon as possible. The vaccination course can be started as early as 6wks with a second vaccination at 10wks. Alternatively, the course consists of 2 vaccinations, 2-4 weeks apart. A week after this the puppy can be taken out for walks.

The vaccine protects againsts several diseases, all of which can be fatal, these include;

  • Distemper
  • Canine Infectious Hepatitis
  • Parvovirus
  • Parainfluenza
  • Leptospirosis

Dogs have no proven long term immunity to the above diseases despite vaccination. It is therefore essential to vaccinate your dog annually to keep them protected. Leptospirosis in particular must be vaccinated against annually as the vaccine has been shown to not last longer than a year. Leptospirosis is a nasty disease affecting the kidneys and can be passed onto humans, therefore annual vaccinations is very important.

CATS:
It is essential that Kittens and Cats are kept up to date with their vaccinations, as they are susceptible to cat flu, feline enteritis and feline leukaemia. As with Dogs, this vaccination is an annual occurance.

Kittens can be vaccinated from 9wks and a second vaccination is required 3-4 weeks after the initial one. As with puppies, your kitten will be fully protected against these diseases one week after the second injection.

RABBITS:
All rabbits, including pet ones, are susceptible to myxomatosis, a viral disease transmitted by mosquito's. In addition rabbits are also susceptible to the viral killer disease rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD).

A combined annual vaccination now exists to provide immunity against both myxomatosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease. Regually annual vaccination is important to ensure your rabbit remains protected against these conditions.