All pets are given a full annual health examination prior to vaccination. This is included in the cost of the vaccination. Body systems are checked thoroughly and recommendations are made to help maintain and improve your pet’s quality of life. These annual checks can help us to detect disease at an early stage, which allows us to take appropriate action before it is too late.
Puppy vaccinations are normally administered at 8 and 10 weeks of age, enabling early socialisation at 11 weeks, when they can go out on the streets and the parks.
Dogs are given vaccinations against parvovirus (causes a severe and often fatal bloody diarrhoea and vomiting), distemper (causes respiratory signs and is called hardpad), hepatitis (a viral liver infection), leptospirosis (Weils disease spread by rats, causing kidney and liver damage) and parainfluenza (a cause of respiratory infections). An annual healthcheck and booster vaccinations are recommended to maintain their immunity, against these potentially life threatening diseases.
Kitten vaccinations are normally given at 9 and 12 weeks of age.
Cats may be vaccinated against cat flu and feline infectious enteritis (diarrhoea which is rapidly fatal especially in kittens) as well as against feline leukaemia virus (a viral infection spread mainly in saliva). An annual healthcheck and booster vaccinations are recommended to maintain their immunity.
Rabbits may be vaccinated against myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease, which can be spread by biting insects. Click on the following link for a video on rabbit vaccinations.