VACCINATIONS

DOGS
Dogs may be vaccinated against seven diseases on an annual basis, these diseases are:

1. Distemper
2. Parvovirus
3. Infectious Canine hepatitis
4. Leptospira Icterohaemorrhagica
5 Leptospira Canicola
6. Adenovirus 2
7. Parainfluenza

The primary course is of two injections two weeks apart, however puppies may receive vaccinations from 8 weeks of age with the second vaccination being given at twelve weeks old or a fortnight after the first dose whichever is the later. Annual booster vaccination is required to maintain immunity, if a dog has not had a vaccination in the previous 18 months it must repeat the primary course to be fully protected.

In addition, dogs may be given protection against the bacterial component of Kennel Cough by using an intranasal vaccine . This gives protection for 12 months against the worst effects of the kennel cough infection but may not prevent the dog showing mild signs due to viral infection. Kennel cough vaccination should be given preferably 2 weeks before the dog is going to kennels or an absolute minimum of 72 hours before

CATS

Cats are routinely vaccinated against four diseases.

1. Feline Enteritis
2. Cat Flu (1)
3. Cat Flu (2)
4. Feline Leukaemia Virus

The primary course is two injections three weeks apart with annual boosters, again the second injection must be given at 12 weeks old or later. The primary course must be completed in 21-28 days, if longer than that the primary course must be repeated.

Both cats and dogs may be vaccinated against rabies.

RABBITS

Rabbits are routinely vaccinated against Myxymatosis.

This is a single dose injection given to Rabbits over 6 weeks of age. The vaccine should be boosted at least annually and may be given every 6 months in high risk areas. Rabbits may also be vaccinated against VHD( Viral Haemhorrhagic Diarrhoea).

There are no routine vaccinations for Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Rats or Mice

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