Dogs

Puppy vaccinations are usually done at 8 and 10 weeks of age. (Some breeders still follow former guidelines of 12 weeks and onwards; the new earlier times enable you to get your puppy out and about as soon as possible). The first vaccination may be done at the first visit if your puppy is already 8 weeks old.

We vaccinate against the major canine diseases of Distemper, Parvovirus, Hepatitis (viral disease of the liver), Leptospirosis (Weil’s Disease) and Parainfluenza. For Infectious Bronchitis (Kennel Cough), vaccination is only advised for high risk situations ie stays at kennels, dog shows etc. Further vaccinations are given during annual health checks. There are designed to provide reliable coverage again the major infectious diseases of dogs. We now recommend a regime in which Distemper, Parvovirus and Hepatitis are given triannually; Leptospirosis and Parainfluenza are given annually. These are currently the recommended intervals to ensure maximum protection without over-vaccination.

Cats

The first vaccinations for kittens are at 9 and 12 weeks, followed by annual boosters.  We vaccinate against feline influenza and feline enteritis as standard and can offer an additional vaccination against feline leukaemia on request.    All kittens receive a thorough health check at their first vaccination and again when receiving boosters, and our vets and nursing staff are more than happy to advise on feline health issues and queries about neutering.

Clare Pennell Grinning at Camera While Hugging White Cat