Ensuring your pet’s vaccinations are up-to-date could save them from becoming seriously ill

It is not possible to stress too strongly the importance of ensuring your pet is routinely vaccinated. Over the years we have unfortunately seen several cases of pets whose illnesses could have been prevented if they were vaccinated regularly.

A vaccination is an injection that is given to puppies, kittens and young rabbits to protect them from specific infections and diseases. Vaccinations are very quick and almost pain-free, and an initial course usually consists of two injections that are administered over a couple of weeks. This is done to help their bodies build up immunity to particular diseases.

However, just one vaccination will not give your pet lifelong immunity. To ensure your pets immunity is kept at a level  that would prevent disease regular vaccination top ups are required, although we will vary vaccinations required as different diseases require different re-vaccination frequencies. . This means that your pet will require annual booster vaccinations to help keep them fit, strong and able to fight off infection and disease.

Below are the diseases and infections that your pet will receive vaccinations for:

Dogs

  • Canine Parvovirus
  • Canine Distemper Virus
  • Infectious Canine Hepatitis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Canine Herpes Virus
  • Parainfluenzas
  • Kennel Cough

Cats

    • Cat Flue Viruses
    • Infectious Enteritis
    • Feline Leukaemia Virus

Rabbits

      • Myxamatosis
      • Viral Hemorrhagic Disease (VHD)

As a rule your pet will receive their first vaccination at around 6 weeks of age. However, this may differ depending on their species and breed; our team will be more than happy to advise you on your pet’s specific situation.

If you are interested in finding out more about vaccinations and boosters, or to book an appointment with us please call 091 867008 today and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help.

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