We recommend that all dogs, cats and rabbits be vaccinated throughout their life. Vaccination hugely reduces the chance of disease and if disease does arise it decreases the severity of clinical signs. It also allows the vet to give your pet a full health check and alert you to any health issues.
We recommend all cats are vaccinated against feline flu and enteritis and also feline leukaemia virus.
Kittens can be vaccinated from 9 weeks of age with a second vaccination at 12 weeks. Annual boosters are required for lifelong protection.
The diseases we recommend all dogs are vaccinated against are canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, parvovirus and leptospirosis.
Puppies require vaccinating from 6 weeks of age with either 2 or 3 vaccinations depending on age and if the breeder has vaccinated them. Annual boosters are required for lifelong protection.
Most boarding kennels will require these and some may also request a kennel cough vaccine which is also advisable if your dog is very social.
We strongly suggest that all rabbits are vaccinated against myxomatosis and VHD (Viral haemmorhagic disease).
There is a combined vaccination for myxamatosis and VHD that is annual for the life of the rabbit. We currently also recommend vaccinating rabbits annually against VHD-2, a strain which has recently emerged in this area.