It is our ethos to try to prevent disease where at all possible and during your pet’s annual vaccination it will receive a full clinical exam as we will advise you on the specific vaccines available to offer maximum protection to your pet. Vaccines trigger the pet’s immune system to produce antibodies against disease.
This means that if your pet comes into contact with one of the infectious agents, its immune system will recognise and fight the disease. Vaccination is the only proven method of protecting against some specific diseases, that can be life threatening for the animal or in cases such as leptospirosis also transmitted to humans.
Puppies are vaccinated at 6-8 weeks and again at 10-12 weeks, kittens at 9 weeks and 2-3 weeks later a second injection. After their first vaccination your pet should then be given boosters every 12 months.
Dogs should be routinely vaccinated against canine parvovirus, hepatitis, distemper, leptospirosis and parainfluenza. If your dog will be spending some time at training classes/groomer or meeting a lot of other dogs in kennels they may also be given an infectious tracheobronchitis (kennel cough) vaccine. Cats should be routinely vaccinated against feline herpesvirus, calicivirus, infectious enteritis and feline leukaemia virus.
Click to view our healthy kitten package. Rabbits need vaccinations on annual basis too, in order to protect them against myxomatosis and haemorrhagic disease.