It is important to vaccinate your pet regularly as they can easily pick up infectious diseases from other pets, wildlife and objects they come into contact with on the ground. Did you know that the annual cost of vaccination is only pence per week? You can vaccinate your pet for the cost of one soft drink per week!
At Sunninghill Veterinary Centre we offer a complimentary health check with every vaccination as we believe prevention is better than cure and we text/phone you annually to remind you when your pet’s vaccination is due. During the examination we can highlight any possible areas for concern with your pet’s health or reassure you of their good health. Early detection of any diseases or health issues is paramount to treatment success.
What do vaccinations protect your dog / cat from?
- Viral Hepatitis
- Cat Flu
- Feline Viral Enteritis
- Feline Leukaemia Virus
Even if your dog or cat doesn’t come into contact with other animals there are some diseases that can be carried on items of your clothing or shoes without you knowing.
When to vaccinate?
- Puppies – it is possible to vaccinate from 6 weeks old, but this more normally occurs at 8 weeks with a second injection being given at 10 weeks old.
- Kittens – can be vaccinated from 9 weeks old with a second injection at 12 weeks old.
- Adult Cats & Dogs – annual booster vaccinations are required throughout your pet’s life
- Rabbits – can be vaccinated from 6 weeks against Myxomatosis and from 12 weeks against viral haemorrhagic disease. We can vaccinate against both these diseases in one appointment.
- Lapses in annual boosters – any cat or dog that has missed its annual vaccination would require 2 vaccinations 2 weeks apart and then annual boosters thereafter.
Isolation advice after injections
- Puppies – we recommend puppies that have just finished a primary course of vaccinations do not go out for walks or meet other dogs for 10 days after their second vaccination.
- Kittens – we recommend kittens are kept indoors for 10-14 days following their second primary vaccination.