Vaccinate your pet to protect their long-term health and put your mind at ease

You don’t want your pet to be exposed to anything that can put them at risk. Just like you, your pet needs to be vaccinated in order to build up immunity against potentially fatal disease.

Kittens and puppies inherit their mother’s immunity from harmful diseases for a few weeks following their birth when they suckle their mother’s milk. However, after 10 weeks, they become increasingly at risk of contracting disease as this maternal immunity declines.

Vaccinations are essential for puppies and kittens, to equip their immune system with the ability to fight certain diseases.

Once vaccinated, you should bring your pet back for an annual health check. At this time, the vet will recommend which vaccine components should be given as a “booster”.  These boosters remind the immune system how to react if the body is threatened by the challenge of a disease.

If your pal is a pup, you should enquire about vaccination at the earliest opportunity. Two doses will be required, 4 weeks apart. Routine vaccination for puppies covers the following diseases:

234Canine Parvovirus

Canine Distemper Virus

Infectious Canine Hepatitis

Leptospirosis

Optional vaccines available include Kennel Cough vaccine, for dogs which may be going to boarding kennels, and Rabies vaccine for dogs which will travel abroad with a pet passport.

Feline friends can be vaccinated from 9 weeks old and then again 3-4 weeks later. They will be protected against:

Cat Flu Viruses (Feline Herpes and Feline Calici Virus)
Infectious Enteritis
Feline Leukaemia Virus

If you have a baby rabbit, they can be vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) from 5 weeks old.