Vaccinations prevent serious or even fatal diseases and are recommended for all dogs, cats and rabbits.
Puppies should be vaccinated from 6 weeks of age, with a course of two vaccinations, given 4 weeks apart. The vaccination protects against Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza virus. The puppy must not come into contact with unvaccinated dogs until at least a week after the second vaccination, but socialisation with dogs that are known to be vaccinated is encouraged and we can discuss this at the first vaccination appointment. Booster vaccinations are given annually after the primary course.
For a breakdown of what is included in each vaccination, please see our Library or see below.
Vaccinations for kittens include Cat Flu and Feline Infectious Enteritis as a basic vaccine, and the full vaccine also protects against Feline Leukaemia Virus. A course of two vaccinations is required, starting from 9-12 weeks of age, and two injections three to four weeks apart are given. Booster vaccinations are then given annually. Kittens should be kept inside until at least a week after the second vaccination.
Rabbits are also at risk from two life-threatening diseases that should be vaccinated against: Myxomatosis and Rabbit Viral Haemorrhagic Disease. We offer the single vaccination for these diseases which can be given from five weeks old, and will protect your rabbit for a whole year. Booster vaccinations are then annual.