Information on Vaccinations

Information on Vaccinations

Vaccinations are absolutely essential, to protect your pet against diseases that they do not have any immunity from.

DOGS

Routine vaccination

Dogs require vaccinations to protect them from a number of common diseases. The puppy course and boosters protect your dog from:

  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Parvo Virus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Parainfluenza

We recommend starting at 8 weeks with the second vaccination at 12 weeks followed by annual boosters. The puppy is safe to go out and mix with other dogs from 10 days after the second vaccination.

Until then, we recommend staying around the house and garden and with people and dogs you know – avoiding unknown dogs and unknown areas.

Other common vaccines

Some of the other common vaccines available for dogs include:

  • Kennel cough – (given to dogs going to kennels or regularly mixing a lot with other dogs)
  • Leishmonniasis – (a common disease around Mediterranean, given if travelling to these areas)
  • Rabies – (given for travel outside of the UK)
  • Herpes virus – (given for breeding)

CATS

Routine vaccination

Cats require vaccinations to protect them from a number of common diseases. The kitten course and boosters protect your cat from:

  • Flu
  • Enteritis
  • Feline Leukaemia

We recommend starting at 9 weeks, with the second vaccination given at 12 weeks, followed by annual boosters. Your kitten is safe to go outside and to start to mix with the outside world from 10 days after the second vaccination. Until then, we recommend keeping them within the safety of the home.

Other common vaccines

Some of the other common vaccines available for cats include:

  • Chlamydia – (given for breeding)
  • Rabies – (given for travel outside of the UK)

RABBITS

Routine vaccination

Rabbits require vaccinations to protect them from Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease - 1 and 2 (VHD1 and VHD2).

These vaccines are given as two initial injections followed by annual boosters.

  • Injection 1 - Myxomatosis and VHD1
  • Injection 2 - VHD2

These initial injections need to be two weeks apart and can be given from 12 weeks.

FERRETS

Routine vaccination

Ferrets require vaccinations to protect them from:

  • Distemper
  • Parvo Virus

This vaccine is given as one initial vaccine, which can be given from 12 weeks, and then annual boosters.

Other common vaccines

  • Rabies – (given for travel outside of the UK)

 

For all other species, please give us a call on 02476 602564 for advice on what vaccines may be needed.

INFORMATION & ADVICE

Some of your questions answered

Does my dog need a kennel cough vaccination?

We recommend the kennel cough vaccine if your dog will be staying in kennels or regularly mixing with other dogs.

My rabbit will be living indoors, do they still need vaccinating?

Yes. Myxomatosis can be carried by flies, so your rabbit will need to be vaccinated even if they are remaining inside.

When can my puppy go for a walk?

It is safe for your puppy to go out for a walk and mix with other dogs from 10 days after their second injection.

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