Dog and Puppy Vaccinations
Dogs can be routinely vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus and kennel cough. At Shipley Vets we use the best vaccination programme available to enable you to get your puppy out and about as early on as possible (e.g. from as early as 11 weeks if you bring your pup to us at the recommended start time of 8 weeks). This early socialisation with other dogs and getting out and about in the world, can help avoid behavioural problems in the future.
In order to maintain immunity from infectious disease, your dog will require annual booster vaccinations. We assess your pets vaccination requirement every year and are careful not to over vaccinate your pet yet we ensure they are not left vulnerable to any of the diseases mentioned above. A full clinical examination will be performed at the same time as the booster and any health or behaviour concerns you may have about your pet can be discussed at this appointment.
If you are considering travelling abroad, your puppy can also be vaccinated against rabies from 12 weeks of age if required.
Cat and Kitten Vaccinations
Cats are routinely vaccinated against cat flu, feline enteritis and feline leukaemia virus. Vaccinations are usually started at 9 weeks of age with a second injection required 3 - 4 weeks later. Kittens should not interact with other (unvaccinated) cats, or venture outside, until 2 weeks after their second vaccination. In order to maintain immunity, your cat will require annual booster vaccinations. A full clinical examination will be performed at the same time.
If you are considering travelling abroad, your kitten can also be vaccinated against rabies from 12 weeks of age if required.
Rabbits, particularly those who have access to a garden or fresh vegetation from the garden, should be vaccinated against viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD) and myxomatosis. There is now a combined vaccine which protects against both of these diseases in one injection. Rabbits can be vaccinated from 5 weeks of age. In order to maintain immunity against these diseases, your rabbit will require annual booster vaccinations.
Contact us to book your vaccination.