Does my pet need vaccinating?
It is important that your pet receives the recommended core vaccines to help keep them as healthy as possible. Many of the diseases we vaccinate against have no cure and certain conditions can be fatal despite aggressive treatment. When your pet comes in for their vaccination, the vet will also give them a full health check.
If your pet is overdue their vaccines, give us a call; we can arrange to restart and get them fully protected as soon as possible.
We vaccinate cats against the causes of Feline Influenza (cat ‘flu) and Feline Enteritis with the vaccination against Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV) being included as part of our standard protocol. An initial course of two injections 3-4 weeks apart can be given from 9 weeks old with booster vaccinations required annually to ensure lifelong protection.
Dogs should be vaccinated against distemper, canine hepatitis, parvovirus and leptospirosis, with the frequency of these vaccinations aligned with the recommendations of the World Veterinary Small Animal Veterinary Association.
Vaccination against “kennel cough” is also available and, as this spreads rapidly when groups of dogs are in close proximity, we strongly recommend this additional protection for dogs attending training classes, “doggy daycare” or busy parks. It is commonly required by boarding kennels. Although the optional kennel cough vaccination is not included as standard, members of the Healthy Pet Club will receive a discount of 15% on its normal price.
We vaccinate rabbits against myxomatosis and VHD-1 (Viral Haemorrhagic Disease). This must be given every year. There is also another strain, VHD-2, which is becoming more common. As all of these diseases are fatal (with very rare exceptions in the case of myxomatosis), we advise rabbits should be vaccinated against all three pathogens.