Puppies
Puppies are routinely vaccinated against Distemper, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus and Viral Hepatitis.

The initial course is two injections with an interval of 2-4 weeks between them.

The first injection is given at 8 weeks of age allowing the puppy to “socialise” at an earlier age.

Dogs can also be given a vaccination against kennel cough (Bordetella bronchiseptica).

Annual booster vaccinations are given along with a complete health check examination. We send out reminders to help you remember these important check-ups.

puppy and kitten

Ideally the kennel cough vaccination (or drops) should be given at least two weeks before going into any “high-risk” situations such as boarding kennels, but also pet-shows, training classes, etc.

This vaccination lasts for a year. The vaccination is in the form of some drops into the nose.

Protection is straightforward for most dogs so why not give your dog all the protection you can as kennel cough can be very debilitating in your dog.

Kittens
We routinely vaccinate against “cat flu”, feline viral enteritis and the feline leukaemia virus. These can all be given together as a single injection at nine weeks and then again 3-4 weeks later.

Annual booster vaccinations are given along with a complete health check examination.

Rabbits
Rabbits can now be vaccinated from five weeks of age against Myxomatosis and Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) using a single combined vaccine.

Both viruses cause very serious and often fatal diseases in unprotected rabbits thus vaccination is highly recommended. Annual booster vaccinations are given along with a complete health check examination.

In 2016 there emerged a new form of RHD which requires a different vaccination for protection.
Rabbit boosters are also given annually.

Costs
Some people consider the cost of booster vaccinations as an unnecessary expense but this is a risky strategy. The widespread reduction in the levels of these largely fatal diseases is due to the use of these vaccination protocols and is only maintained by their continued use.

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