Vaccinations

A number of dangerous diseases can affect dogs and cats in the UK. Vaccination is the only safe way to provide immunity against all these diseases. If carried out regularly according to your vet’s advice, it can protect your pet for life.

Puppy Vaccinations

We recommend that puppies start their primary vaccination course from the age of eight weeks. Your puppy will be given a thorough examination by the vet at this time. The first vaccination will be followed by a second injection two to four weeks later. Your puppy will not be fully protected until 14 days after the second injection and should not be exposed to the possibility of infection until then.

The diseases we routinely vaccinate dogs against are:

Canine Parvovirus
Canine Distemper
Infectious Hepatitis
Parainfluenza virus
Leptospirosis

Annual boosters are needed to maintain protection against these diseases.

We can provide additional protection against Kennel Cough (infectious tracheo-bronchitis) through a separate intra-nasal vaccine and also offer rabies vaccinations for those dogs traveling abroad.

Kitten Vaccinations

Kittens can start their primary vaccination course from nine weeks of age. Your kitten will be given a thorough examination at the initial injection. Three to four weeks later your kitten will be given a second injection and will be fully protected seven days after this.

The diseases we routinely vaccinate cats against are:

Cat 'flu (Feline Rhinotracheitis and Calicivirus)
Enteritis (Feline Panleucopaenia)
We also provide a separate vaccination against Feline Leukaemia (FeLV) Annual boosters are needed to maintain a good level of protection.

Rabbit Vaccinations

Rabbits can begin a vaccination program from the age of six weeks.

The diseases we routinely vaccinate rabbits against are:

Myxomatosis
Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD)

We recommend vaccinating rabbits every year with a combined vaccine against both Myxomatosis and VHD.

Booster Vaccinations

Immunity to disease does not last indefinitely and annual booster vaccinations are essential to maintain protection. We follow the vaccine manufacturers’ recommendations with regard to which diseases we vaccinate against at each of your pet’s annual health check. This yearly check up can be very helpful for monitoring the general health and weight of your pet. Early signs of disease can be picked up and investigated and treated appropriately.