Puppies are routinely vaccinated against Distemper, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, Hepatitis and Parainfluenza. The initial course is two injections two weeks apart. The first injection can now be given at eight weeks of age allowing the puppy to “socialise” from twelve weeks of age. Annual booster vaccinations are given.
Dogs can also be given vaccination against kennel cough (Bordetella bronchiseptica). This is most effective if given one to two weeks before going into a “high-risk” situation – most often kennels, but also pet-shows, training classes, etc.
Dogs can also be vaccinated against rabies (a requirement for the pet passport) and Leishmaniasis – please ask the vet for details.
Kittens are routinely vaccinated against “Cat Flu”, enteritis and feline leukaemia. These can all be given together as a single injection at nine weeks and then again at twelve weeks, allowing the kitten to “socialise” from thirteen weeks of age. Annual booster vaccinations are given.
Rabies vaccination can be given to cats for the pet passport or for export.
Rabbits can be vaccinated from six weeks of age against Myxomatosis and from twelve weeks against viral haemorrhagic disease. Both are very serious and fatal diseases and vaccination is highly recommended. Both diseases can now be protected with a single combined vaccination. Annual booster vaccinations are given.