Vaccinations

Vaccinations

Dog Vaccinations 

Puppies have a degree of protection from infectious diseases passed on by their mother. This begins to wane from eight weeks of age, so it is advisable to vaccinate at this point.
We recommend vaccinating in three stages. Your puppy will be fully immune against potentially fatal infectious diseases three weeks after the second vaccination and is then safe to explore the big wide world.

1st vaccine due – from 8 weeks old. This vaccine is Leptospirosis 4 (L4), Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvo Virus (DHP). At 8 weeks, your puppy should also be microchipped by law.
2nd vaccine due – 12 weeks old. This vaccine is their second dose of the L4 and DHP.
3rd vaccine due – 16 weeks old. This vaccine is a Parvo Virus top-up.

NB: If necessary, pup can also have their kennel cough vaccine from 3 weeks of age – this is an optional additional vaccine which is recommended if your pup will be boarding in kennels or attending play school/doggy day care.

A booster vaccine is then required on an annual basis. If you have any questions regarding vaccinations, please contact the practice.

Cat Vaccinations

Kittens have a degree of protection from infectious diseases passed on by their mother. This begins to wane from 9 weeks of age, so it is advisable to vaccinate at this point.

We recommend vaccinating in two stages. Your kitten will be fully immune against potentially fatal infectious diseases 10 – 14 days after the second vaccination and is then safe to explore the big wide world.

1st vaccine due – from 9 weeks old. This vaccine is for feline leukaemia (FeLV), rhinotracheitis, calicivirosis and panleucopenia virus (RCP).
2nd vaccine due – 12 weeks old. This vaccine is their second dose of FeLV and RCP. This is also a good time to microchip your kitten (although this could also be done at time of neuter).

A booster vaccine is then required on an annual basis. If you have any questions regarding vaccinations or are planning to breed from your kitten in the future, please contact the practice.

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