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.
Puppies 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
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.
Kittens 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.