What vaccinations does my puppy or adult dog need?
We vaccinate dogs against canine distemper (D), hepatitis (H), parvovirus (P) and leptospirosis. (L4) Puppies are given an initial course of two injections of DHPL4- the first given at 8 weeks of age or older and the second 4-5 weeks later. In breeds that are particularly susceptible to parvovirus we recommend a third injection at 16 weeks of age.They then have a booster at 12 months- of the same DHPL4 vaccine. We then recommend a yearly healthcheck and booster of L4 alone and a full booster of DHPL4 every 3 years.
If dogs are going into kennels we recommend kennel cough vaccine which is given into the nostril. This can be given after 12 weeks of age and can be boosted yearly. It can be given 3 days before going into kennels but many kennel owners request 2 weeks before.
What vaccinations does my kitten or adult cat need?
We routinely vaccinate against feline herpes virus type 1 (FHV) , calici virus , feline panleucopaenia (FPLV) and feline leukaemia.(FeLV) commonly known as flu, enteritis and leukaemia vaccinations.
The initial kitten vaccination course is a course of two injections against flu, enteritis and leukaemia with the first given at 8 weeks of age , the second injection given 3-5 weeks later.
We usually recommend that all cats receive flu, enteritis and leukaemia vaccination but on request the flu and enteritis can be given without the leukaemia.
All of the vaccines are boosted annually.
What vaccinations does my kit or adult rabbit need?
Rabbits are routinely vaccinated against myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease.
The first vaccine can be given from 6 weeks of age. A combined vaccine is now available that protects against both diseases. As both diseases are potentially fatal it is recommended that yearly boosters are given.
What vaccinations does my kit or adult ferret need?
Ferrets are vaccinated against canine distemper- they are given a half dose of canine distemper vaccine from 8 weeks of age with a second dose given 3-5 weeks later. They should then have an annual booster.