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vet imagePride Veterinary Centre offers a range of routine vaccinations for your pet:

Dogs

Cats

Rabbits

Dogs

 

Puppies can start their vaccinations from 6 WEEKS of age followed by the second part 2-4 weeks later (6 week old puppies cannot have their second vaccination before they are 10 weeks of age). The vaccination protects puppies from: Distemper, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis, Hepatitis and Parainfluenza.

What about immunity in puppies?

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Provided that the mother is immune, puppies are usually protected for the first few weeks of life by the immunity passed in their mother’s first milk. However this immunity falls with time, leaving the puppies susceptible to infectious diseases.

Adult Dogs

Immunity to these diseases does not last indefinitely and will gradually fall, leaving your dog at risk. Regular boosters are vital to maintain the immunity which will protect your dog from these infections and provide an opportunity for a yearly health check by one of our veterinary surgeons.

Why have your dog vaccinated?

Unless properly vaccinated, your dog runs the risk of contracting one of several possibly fatal infectious diseases. Parvovirus and Hepatitis probably represent the most widespread threat, but it is also necessary to protect against Distemper and Leptospirosis.

Kennel Cough Syndrome (Infectious Canine Tracheobronchitis)

Kennel cough is a contagious upper respiratory disease usually occurring where dogs are in close contact -boarding kennels, rescue centres, shows, etc.

Signs are usually a dry cough, which may cause retching, mild tiredness and loss of appetite and a mildly raised temperature. Very occasionally, the disease may progress to pneumonia. Treatment is usually successful and recovery uneventful, but may take up to three weeks. Vaccination is possible against many of the components of this syndrome and is especially useful when dogs are to be boarded at kennels or regularly attend shows.

Kennel Cough can be given from 9 weeks of age (can be given with annual vaccination). This is an intranasal vaccination and lasts for one year.

If your pet is a member of the VIP Pet Club then routine vaccinations are included with the membership (excludes Kennel Cough).

Cats

kitten imageProvided that the mother is immune, kittens are usually protected for the first few weeks of life by the immunity passed in their mother’s first milk. However this immunity falls with time, leaving the kittens susceptible to infectious diseases. Vaccination can protect against flu (herpes and calicivirus), enteritis, chlamydia.

Kittens should be vaccinated from 9 weeks of age. If the cat is going to go outside it is important that they are vaccinated against leukaemia because leukaemia is passed from cat to cat by contact/salivation/grooming and is fatal.

The vaccine protects against: flu, enteritis and leukaemia. Remember that the protective effects of vaccination are not immediate and the veterinary surgeon will advise you when your kitten may be allowed outside safely.

Booster vaccinations

Immunity to these diseases does not last indefinitely and will gradually fall, leaving the cat at risk. Regular boosters are vital to maintain the immunity which will protect the cat from these infections and provide an opportunity for a yearly health check by our veterinary surgeon.

If your pet is a member of the VIP Pet Club then routine vaccinations are included within the membership.

Rabbits

rabbit imageRabbit vaccination is available against two fatal diseases - Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease. These are mainly transmitted from wild rabbits although insects can carry both diseases, so even house rabbits are still at risk. We strongly recommend that all pet rabbits be vaccinated twice yearly for myxomatosis and once yearly for Viral Haemorrhagic Disease.

Booster vaccination after an initial course is vital for all rabbits. Remember Pride Veterinary Centre always combines vaccinations with a full health assessment.

If your pet is a member of the VIP Pet Club then routine vaccinations are included within the membership.

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