Vaccinations are essential to protect dogs, cats and rabbits against the major infectious diseases which continue to circulate in the general population, many of which can be fatal.
We view this as an essential part of your pet’s healthcare in combination with an annual health check. The health check enables us to monitor the general health of your pet. Most vaccinations are covered on our Pet Health Club.
The following diseases are included in our vaccination policy:
Distemper, infectious canine hepatitis (associated canine adenovirus 2), parvovirus and leptospirosis (4 strains). We also recommend kennel cough vaccination.
We currently recommend annual boosters, although not every component is needed yearly. Our vets will advise which booster your dog needs. The reported incidence of any side effects with the vaccine types used are extremely low at 2 per 100,000 doses and are far outweighed by the very real risk of disease.
Vaccines can be given from 6 weeks of age with completion of the vaccine course at 10 weeks of age to allow early socialisation.
We recommend vaccination against flu and feline infectious enteritis. In addition, we believe it to be essential to vaccinate against feline leukaemia virus. Vaccinations are given at 9 weeks and 12 weeks. Annual boosters are required to keep up immunity.
We recommend vaccination against viral haemorrhagic disease and myxomatosis, both of which are very serious rabbit diseases. We see these diseases even in rabbits with no known contact with wild rabbits.
Our nursing staff will be happy to discuss vaccinations with you. Call us today.