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Vaccinations

It is important to vaccinate your pet against a number of debilitating and potentially life threatening infections.  

 

Dogs

 

We advise that dogs should be vaccinated routinely against the following diseases:  

 

Canine Parvovirus

Canine Distemper

Infectious Hepatitis

Leptospirosis

 

Puppies from the age of 8 weeks (and dogs that need to restart the vaccination course having missed a booster) will require one injection followed by another two to four weeks later.  These injections are the primary course and it is advised that puppies are not exposed to potential infection until 14 days after the second injection.  An annual booster is required to provide ongoing immunity throughout the dog's life.  We will send out reminders when these are due.  These vaccines are included at no extra cost to people registered on our Pet Health Plan.  For other clients the cost of the course is £47.76* (for both injections) and £32.94* for the annual booster.

 

We also recommend that you vaccinate your dog against  Kennel Cough  (a highly contagious cough spread between dogs in close contact in kennels, at the park, dog shows etc).  This vaccine costs £15.58*.

 

Dogs can also be vaccinated against the following in particular circumstances, please talk to your vet directly for further information and to find out if they are suitable for your dog:

 

Rabies- this is a requirement for dogs travelling abroad and it is given as a single injection with a booster given every 3 years.  The puppy should be 3 months old before it has the primary injection.  The cost of the injection is £30.68*.

 

 

Cats

 

Cats should be vaccinated routinely against:

 

Cat Flu

Infectious Enteritis (Feline Panleucopenia)

 

Kittens from the age of 9 weeks (and cats that need to restart the vaccination course having missed a booster) will require one injection followed by another three weeks later.  They will then need to have an annual booster to ensure immunity throughout life.  We will send out reminders when the vaccinations are due.  These vaccines are included at no extra charge to people registered to our Pet Health Plan.  For other clients the cost of the course is £48.20* (for both injections) and £38.08* for the annual booster.

 

We also strongly recommend vaccinating against Feline Leukaemia which is transmitted in saliva or exchange of bodily fluids eg through fighting, mutual grooming, sharing dishes and litter trays etc.  This vaccination can be given from 9 weeks and can be given at the same time as their routine vaccinations.

 

Cats can also be vaccinated against the following in particular circumstances, please talk to your vet directly for further information and to find out if they are suitable for your cat:

 

 

Rabies- this is a requirement for cats travelling abroad and it is given as a single injection with a booster given every 3 years.  The kitten should be 3 months old before it has the primary injection.  The cost of the injection is £30.68*.

 

Rabbits

 

Rabbits that are kept outside for any period of time are advised to have their rabbit vaccinated against Myxomatosis, a pox virus transmitted by fleas. It is possible to vaccinate your rabbit against both Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease with one injection.  This can be given from the age of 5 weeks.  They will need an annual booster injection to ensure continued immunity and we will remind you of these when they are due.  This is included as part of our Pet Health Plan, but for clients not registered with the plan the cost is £30.68*.

 

Pet Health Plan

 

The full vaccination course and yearly boosters are included as part of the Pet Health Plan.  For further information click here.

 

*all prices correct at time of publishing.