Regular vaccinations help to shield your pet against nasty diseases

When it comes to the health of a young animal, any veterinary professional will explain to you the importance of vaccinating them.

A vaccination is an injection that is given to an animal to prevent them from developing some of the nasty diseases that they’re susceptible to. In the majority of cases, two initial injections are required a couple of weeks apart. Once your pet has received these they will only need a ‘booster’ vaccination once a year to make sure their immunity remains high.

Alders-25Puppies should have their first vaccination at 8 weeks of age and their second 2-4 weeks later. They should be vaccinated against:

Canine Parvovirus

Canine Distemper Virus

Infectious Canine Hepatitis

Leptospirosis

Parainfluenza

Rabies and kennel cough vaccinations should also be given if you are intending to take your dog abroad with you, or if they will be spending time in kennels or daycare with other dogs.

vaccination-catKittens should have their first vaccination at 9 weeks of age and the second 3 weeks later. They should be vaccinated against:

Feline Influenza Viruses

Infectious Enteritis
Feline Leukaemia Virus

Kits (baby rabbits) should be vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) from 5 weeks old.