Vaccinations

We strongly recommend vaccination of all pet cats, dogs and rabbits. We vaccinate against a number of unpleasant and sometimes fatal diseases. Thankfully we now no longer see the large numbers of dogs and cats suffering from or even dying from these diseases that we used to. This is largely because of the very effective vaccines we use. However, these diseases still exist and it is important to avoid complacency and to keep our animals immune to avoid any outbreak or epidemic.

Dogs are vaccinated against:

  • Distemper (Hard Pad)
  • Parvovirus
  • Hepatitis (Adenovirus)
  • Leptospirosis (two types)
  • Para-influenza virus
  • Coronavirus
  • Kennel Cough (Bordatella) where required

Cats are vaccinated against:

  • Cat ‘Flu’ - herpes and coronavirus
  • Feline Enteritis
  • Feline Leukaemia
  • Chlamydia

Rabbits are vaccinated against:

  • Myxomatosis
  • Haemorrhagic Viral Disease (HVD)
  • Puppies require a primary vaccination course of two injections: the first at 6-8 weeks old and the second from 10 weeks old. An annual booster is necessary thereafter.
  • Kittens require a primary vaccination course of two injections: the first from 9 weeks old and the second from 12 weeks old. An annual booster is necessary thereafter.
  • Rabbits require a combined yearly vaccination against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Diarrhoea.

Whenever any vaccine is given each animal receives a thorough health check from nose to tail, examining eyes, ears, teeth, coat, abdomen, heart and lungs etc. This allows us to pick up any problems you have not spotted and also allows you to discuss any areas of concern. Annual vaccination, therefore, not only maintains your pet’s immunity, but also allows us to maintain a regular check on health.

We endeavour to send a reminder by post when your pet’s vaccination is due. Please act promptly to book an appointment to bring your pet in.