Vaccinations

As a practice we recommend vaccinations for all dogs , cats and rabbits.

 

Puppies  

1st vaccinations from 8 weeks old onwards.

2nd vaccination 2-4 weeks later at a minimum of 10 weeks. Puppies are allowed to mix with other dogs and go where other dogs have been 2 weeks after the 2nd vaccination.

Kittens  

1st vaccination at a minimum of 9 weeks old. 

2nd vaccination 3-4 weeks later.

Kittens are then allowed to go outside 1 week after the 2nd vaccination.

 

Rabbits 

 

It is important rabbits are vaccinated for both myxomatosis and VHD (Viral Haemorrhagic Disease). A new vaccine has just been released which allows one injection to provide protection against both diseases in one annual vaccination.

 


Boosters

Boosters are recommended every 12 months for both cats and dogs. 

Puppies and dogs can also be vaccinated for kennel cough. This just consists of one vaccination a minimum of 72 hours before a dog goes into kennels or mixes with other dogs. It is best given 2 weeks prior to kennelling to offer the best level of protection and each single vaccination is licensed to protect against kennel cough for 12 months. 


Rabbits – it is important rabbits are vaccinated for both myxomatosis and VHD (Viral Haemorrhagic Disease). Each of these consists of just one vaccination but they cannot be given at the same time, there must be 2 weeks between each injection.

All kennels require animals to have an up to date vaccination record prior to them being kennelled.