Dogs are vaccinated against parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis and parainfluenza. These are severe life threatening diseases so it is always best to vaccinate your dog even in a rural area as diseases can be spread by wildlife and rats. Puppies need two vaccinations 2-4 weeks apart. We usually start these at 8 weeks but they can be started earlier in some circumstances. Annual checks are necessary after this where we will tailor the vaccination regime according to your dog’s needs.
Onset of immunity is from two weeks after the second injection.
Cats are vaccinated against feline enteritis (parvovirus), flu and leukemia virus. These diseases can be fatal especially in kittens. We would recommend vaccination from 8 weeks old with a course of two vaccinations 3-4 weeks apart. Annual health checks are then recommended to assess your cat’s needs. Indoor cats and elderly cats may have different requirements to cats that are allowed outside and we can tailor the vaccinations accordingly.
Onset of immunity is two to four weeks after the second injection.
We vaccinate for myxomatosis and VHD (viral haemorrhagic disease) any time from five weeks old with a single injection. Onset of immunity is three weeks after the injection. The duration of immunity is 12 months.
Booster vaccinations are recommended for dogs, cats and rabbits. Some vaccines protect for up to three years; where possible we use them, but others must be given annually.
Kennel Cough causes a dry hacking cough which can last for weeks. It can be a nuisance and and make a dog a little unwell, but is rarely a serious illness. Often, boarding kennels request that dogs are vaccinated against kennel cough (in addition to regular vaccinations). You may also wish to consider vaccinating if your dog regularly mixes with other dogs
The liquid vaccine is administered as a spray into one nostril.The kennel cough vaccine can be given with the other booster vaccinations as part of your annual health check. As with other vaccinations, your dog should not be on any antibiotic or be showing signs of kennel cough when they are vaccinated.
Onset of immunity is from three days, and lasts for one year, Please follow the policy for kennel cough vaccination for your chosen kennels.