Vaccination and your dog
Puppies can be vaccinated from 6 weeks of age. The primary course of vaccination usually involves 2 injections, the first given between 6 and 8 weeks of age and the second, 4 weeks later.
After the initial primary course of vaccination (unless more than 12 months have lapsed), your dog will just require an annual booster to keep their immunity up to date.
The routine vaccination protects your dog from a number of infectious diseases, Canine Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza Virus, Parvo and Leptospirosis. Some of these diseases can be fatal or cause severe illness.
Bordetella Bronchiseptica (Canine Cough, commonly referred to as “Kennel Cough”) is a highly contagious disease and is not exclusive to boarding kennels so we recommend annual vaccination for this also.
For dogs travelling to the UK or Europe, your dog will need to be vaccinated against Rabies and hold a valid Pet Passport. (See further information under the Pet Passport section).
Vaccination and your cat
Kittens are usually vaccinated from around 9-10 weeks of age. The primary course of vaccination requires an initial injection, followed by a second, given three weeks later.
After the initial primary course of vaccination (unless more than 12 months have lapsed), your cat will just require an annual booster to keep their immunity up to date.
The routine feline vaccination protects your cat against infectious respiratory diseases, caused by herpes virus and feline calicivirus and also against panleucopenia (feline infectious enteritis).
This vaccination is usually adequate for boarding your cat in the cattery.
We do however strongly recommend an additional vaccination for your cat against feline leukaemia. This is a viral infection that we still diagnose quite frequently and is present in the wild cat population.
Some of the above mentioned diseases can be fatal or cause severe illness.