Vaccination

 

Vaccination is essential for the health of your pet. We live in an area that is endemic for parvovirus, leptospirosis and myxomatosis.

 

Dogs

We routinely vaccinate dogs against parvovirus, leptospirosis, canine hepatitis, distemper and the viral form of kennel cough. We can also vaccinate dogs against Bordetella (the bacterial form of kennel cough), herpes virus (for breeding purposes only) and rabies and leishmaniasis (for European travel). We are able to provide primary vaccination courses for dogs that finish at 10 weeks. This allows your dog to benefit from being able to socialise from the age of 11 weeks, an important time in the development of your dog’s personality.

 

Cats

Cats are vaccinated against Cat Flu and Panleukopenia (the cat equivalent to canine parvovirus). If your cat goes outdoors then we advocate vaccination against Feline Leukaemia Virus.

 

Rabbits

In this rural area, our rabbits are very susceptible to myxomatosis, which is spread by biting insects (not only fleas but also mosquitoes, so your indoor rabbits are also at risk). Myxomatosis vaccinations are twice yearly. Another very distressing disease of rabbits is Viral Haemorrhagic Disease, which causes sudden death with bleeding from all orifices.