Annual checkups and vaccinations
Our policy is to encourage preventative care so that your pet can enjoy the best health possible.
For this reason we strongly advise puppies should be vaccinated against Parvo virus, Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis and for pets entering kennels - Kennel Cough Vaccine.
For kittens we carry out vaccinations against Cat flu, Enteritis, Chlamydia and possibly most importantly Feline Leukaemia.
For both puppies and kittens the vaccinations can start from 8 weeks of age with a second vaccination 3-4 weeks later. They should be kept isolated until at least 1 week after this second vaccination to allow the protection to build up.
Rabbits are becoming increasingly popular as pets and like all pets, your rabbit needs to visit us from time to time for routine health examinations and vaccinations.
Myxomatosis is a distressing viral disease spread by rabbit fleas and other blood sucking insects. The first symptoms are usually swollen eyes rapidly progressing to blindness. Affected rabbits become very ill and even with medication and nursing care, most will die as a result of the disease. A vaccine is now available and can be given at 6 weeks of age.
Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) is a very infectious disease that spreads easily between rabbits or via contaminated hutches, bedding or food. It can also be inadvertently transported by people or birds and can survive for many months on clothing. Affected rabbits are usually very unwell and sadly most will die. A vaccine is now available and can be given at 10 weeks of age. The two rabbit vaccinations cannot be given at the same time.
Racing Pigeon owners requiring their pigeons vaccinated against Paramyxovirus (Newcastle Disease) are invited to contact the surgery to arrange this service.
Rabies vaccinations are carried out under the requirements of the Pet Passport scheme and for animals being exported.
We follow the manufacturers recommendation based on their extensive testing that an annual booster vaccination should be administered to all dogs, cats and rabbits.
We take this opportunity to check your pet and you may ask any questions concerning your pet's health at this time.
Please contact the surgery for more information on this and other required treatments.