The introduction of wide-spread vaccination has dramatically reduced illness from infectious diseases in our pets, however regular vaccinations are a must and should be continued throughout your pet’s life if these diseases are to be kept at bay.
We still see many parvo, myxomatosis and feline leaukameia in pets despite effective vaccinations being available. We strongly recommend all pet owners to have their pets vaccinated. Initially two injections need to be given three weeks apart for dogs and cats, rabbits just require one injection initially. A booster vaccination is then required every year.
The first vaccination is usually given at about 8 weeks of age. If you feel your fur baby is at increased risk of developing illness, please contact us so we can discuss the possibility of earlier vaccinations at 5 or 6 weeks.
Cats are vaccinated against cat flu viruses and feline panleukopenia virus. We strongly advise that cats who regularly meet with other cats are vaccinated against feline leukaemia virus, in addition to their normal vaccination. This virus is remarkable because it can cause many different illnesses including cancer. It is a common killer of cats and vaccination is the only way of preventing serious illness because no treatment is available. Our special Kitten Care package includes the Feline Leukaemia vaccine, please contact us for further information.
Dogs are routinely vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza. We also offer additional vaccines against Kennel Cough and Rabies. Though kennel cough is not life-threatening it can be very unpleasant and is very common where large group of dogs are gathered together. Therefore this vaccine should be considered if you are taking your dog to boarding kennels or dog shows etc. The rabies vaccine is required if you are taking your pet abroad. Our Puppy Protect package includes a full course of routine vaccinations including a ‘parvo top-up’ vaccine at 16 weeks of age. Please contact us for further information.
Rabbits should be routinely vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) once a year. We now have a combined vaccine for rabbits, meaning one injection will give a full 12 months protection against both these killer diseases.
If your pet is having a vaccination by us it will include a thorough clinical examination by one of our friendly vets. Pets cannot tell their owners when they are suffering so it is invaluable to get your pet checked at least once year in order to detect any early signs of disease and improve your pets wellbeing sooner rather than later. Yearly booster vaccinations offer the perfect opportunity for your pet to receive a full annual health check. If you are a member of our exclusive ‘Healthy Pets Club’ your pet will receive two health checks per year. Please contact us for more information.