Highfield Veterinary Surgery

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Vaccinations

 

Vaccinations are recommended in order to prevent certain illnesses and require annual boosters to maintain protection and also give an opportunity for a thorough health check. They are available for dogs, cats and rabbits.

 

Dog vaccinations

Initial vaccinations are given from 8 weeks of age, involving 2 injections 2-4weeks apart, followed by yearly boosters.

Routine vaccinations cover 7 potentially fatal diseases alongside 2 optional vaccines:

-Distemper

-Hepatitis

-Two forms of leptospirosis

-Parvovirus

-Adenovirus

-Parainfluenza

-Bordetella (Kennel Cough) optional

-Rabies (if requiring passport) optional

-Leishmania (for travelling abroad) optional

 

Cat vaccinations

Vaccination normally starts from 9 weeks of age and involves 2 injections 3-4 weeks apart followed by yearly boosters.

Outdoor cats are advised to have the full vaccines while for some entirely indoor cats the basic cover will be sufficient. Diseases covered are:

-Two forms of 'flu' (feline rhinotracheitis and calicivirus)

-Feline enteritis (fatal form of diarrhoea)

-Feline leukaemia (fatal)

-Rabies (if requires a passport)

 

Rabbit vaccinations

Rabbits should be vaccinated against 2 fatal diseases: myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD).

Vaccinations can start from 5 weeks and are now available in a combined single injection requiring yearly boosters.