Vaccinations protect against diseases which are life threatening and vaccinations have helped to make many diseases much less common than they used to be. However, these diseases do represent an ever-present threat and only with high levels of vaccination will we keep these diseases under control.
If your pet’s vaccinations aren’t up-to-date then its immunity to the various diseases may be reduced or absent. These are dangerous, unpleasant diseases, as many owners will testify. If you want more information or are unsure if your pet’s vaccinations are up-to-date please contact us on 01509 212437.
We advise that cats be vaccinated against cat flu, feline panleucopaenia, feline leukaemia virus and chlamydia.
Dogs should be vaccinated against parvovirus, leptospirosis, distemper, hepatitis and parainfluenza.
After an initial course of 2 injections (usually at 8 and 10 weeks old) the immunity can be maintained by simple boosters given annually.
In addition all dogs going into kennels are advised to have a Kennel Cough vaccination.
Rabbits should be vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease annually.