We offer vaccinations for cats, dogs and rabbits. Vaccinations protect against preventable diseases which is even more important if they are boarding, socialising and visiting the vets. The cost of vaccination is a lot less than the potential cost of treatment and unfortunately some of these preventable diseases can be fatal.
A puppy’s first vaccinations are at 6-8 weeks, then 12 weeks, then 16 weeks, followed by annual injections. 10 days after the 12 week vaccination puppies are able to get out and about which is extremely important for their development. Dogs are vaccinated for the diseases Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitis and Canine Cough (Parainfluenza and Bordatella.)
A kitten’s vaccinations are given at 6-8 weeks, then every 4 weeks until 16 weeks or older. 10 days after the third vaccination, the kitten will be protected. Vaccinations are then given annually. Cats are vaccinated for feline upper respiratory virus infection ( herpes virus and calicivirus) and feline panleukopenia infection. We also vaccinate cats for feline Chlamydial infection which causes painful inflammation and swelling around the eye. All outdoor cats are susceptible to infection with FIV if bitten by an infected cat unless protected by vaccination. The FIV vaccine is given three times, 2-4 weeks apart, and then annually.
Rabbits require vaccination against Calicivirus. Young rabbits require 2 vaccinations a month apart after 12 weeks of age, then boosters every 6 months. Unfortunately there is no vaccination for Myxomatosis.