Regular pet vaccinations remain an essential part of their healthcare to prevent your family pet from contracting common diseases.
Fortunately, the incidence of the diseases that we routinely vaccinate pets against has declined dramatically over the past 50 years (precisely because vaccination is so successful and has become routine) but we still see cases of some of these diseases every year.
Choosing which vaccines to administer and at which frequency will depend on the lifestyle, age and medical condition of your individual animal – this is a discussion that we are happy to have with you.
Below is some general information on vaccinations:
Vaccinations for Puppies and Dogs
All puppies should have a primary course of two vaccinations; the first ideally at 10-12 weeks and the second at 14-16 weeks. This will comprise a single injection at each visit that covers Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Leptospirosis valencies. A full booster vaccination is required after one year and then annual vaccinations of a reduced number of valencies.
We also recommend vaccination against Kennel Cough which comprises a single intranasal application of Bordetella and Parainfluenza components followed by annual boosters (this is a requirement of entry for most Kennels and doggy daycare facilities).
Vaccinations for Kittens and Cats
All kittens should have a primary course of two vaccinations; the first ideally at 10 -12weeks and the second at 14-16 weeks. This will comprise a single injection at each visit that covers Herpesvirus, Calicivirus and Panleucopaenia valencies, followed by a booster vaccination after one year, then boosters at an interval of one to three years.
Do you have any more questions about vaccinating your pet?
Just call us today on 09 4797282 or email our clinic at email@example.com and we are happy to discuss your options in more detail with you.
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