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Vaccinations and my pet

Vaccinations and my pet

With our shiny new Vaccination cards about to be delivered we thought it would be a good time to remind everyone why and when you should vaccinate your pet.

Why vaccinate my pet?

Vaccinations are highly recommended as a preventative against some very nasty diseases. They are routine injections which can save your pet from getting very ill, or dying – and save you a lot of money. Prevention is much cheaper – and better for your pet – than treating a disease.

How often do I need to vaccinate my pet?

Vaccinations stimulate the immune system, or put simply activate the body’s defence system to produce antibodies, and these protect your pet against the targeted diseases. As young animals usually haven’t been exposed to the disease, they require a series of injections to stimulate their bodies immune system. Even as adults an ongoing vaccination program is essential to keep your pet healthy.

Dogs

The diseases targeted for prevention in dogs include;

Puppies

Vaccination schedule:

  • 6 – 8 weeks First vaccination
  • 10 – 12 weeks Second vaccination
  • 14 – 16 weeks Third vaccination

Adult Dogs

Dogs require a Canine Cough vaccination every year (mandatory if attending a boarding facility)
Booster Vaccinations 12 months after your dog’s 14 week vaccination another booster vaccine is required, this is to ensure long-term immunity against the contagious diseases.

Cats

The diseases we are trying to protect your feline friend from include;

Kittens

Core Vaccination schedule:

  • 6 – 8 weeks First vaccination
  • 10 – 12 weeks Second vaccination
  • 14 – 16 weeks Third booster vaccination

Adult Cats

Cats require booster vaccinations to ensure long-term immunity against the contagious diseases. We can discuss options with you.

 

Of course if you have any questions about the right vaccination program for your pet please call and discuss with one of our friendly nurses, or book a consult to go through options in details with Em or Lucy!

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