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As responsible pet owners, we know you would like to ensure that your pet is vaccinated against preventable diseases. Both cats and dogs can catch diseases which may in the worst cases be fatal even with supportive therapy. The benefits of vaccination and its complementary health check far outweigh the potential costs and consequences of any disease that may be preventable. The importance of booster vaccinations is seen in animals of all age ranges. A primary course of injections when a puppy or kitten will require booster pet vaccinations to protect your animal for the rest of its life.

Dog Vaccination

Dogs may pick up infectious diseases directly from other dogs, objects that they come into contact with or the ground. Dogs are more likely to pick up diseases if they are together in large numbers, i.e. going to the kennels, dog training classes, even somewhere a lot of dogs are walked like the local park. One disease Leptosporosis can even be passed on from your dog to you, with serious health consequences. Your dog may not meet may other dogs, but these diseases can be carried on items of your clothing or shoes without you knowing.

  • Puppy Vaccination - It is possible to vaccinate puppies from 6 weeks old, but more normally this occurs at 8 weeks old, with the second dose being given at 10 weeks old. An adult dog whose vaccinations have lapsed would have two vaccinations 2 weeks apart.
  • Why you dog needs booster vaccinations - Primary pet vaccinations do not cover your animal for the rest of their life, regular annual booster vaccinations are required. The annual health check that is included with the vaccination can sometimes highlight areas of concern with your pet, or may simply reassure of your pets good health. Early detection of some diseases may bring benefits and a quick check to ensure your pets microchip is working can bring peace of mind.

 

Cat Vaccinations

There are a number of highly infectious and potentially fatal diseases which can affect your cat. If your cat lives in a multi-pet environment they may be at particular risk. For many conditions there is a simple protection in the form of pet vaccinations. Ensuring that your cat receives a course of pet vaccinations and then receives booster jabs is important if you want to keep your cat fit and healthy.

  • Kitten vaccinations - It is possible to vaccinate Kittens from 9 weeks old, with the second dose being given at 12 weeks old. An adult cat whose vaccinations have lapsed would have two vaccinations 3 weeks apart.
  • Why you cat needs booster vaccinations - Primary pet vaccinations do not cover your animal for the rest of their life, regular annual booster vaccinations are required. The annual health check that is included with the vaccination can sometimes highlight areas of concern with your pet, or may simply reassure of your pets good health. Early detection of some diseases may bring benefits and a quick check to ensure your pets microchip is working can bring peace of mind.

 

Rabbit Vaccinations

Rabbits may also be vaccinated for protection against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease.

 

Ferret Vaccinations

Ferrets can also be infected by the virus that causes Distemper in dogs. We recommend that they be vaccinated annually against this infectious disease.

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