When puppies and kittens are born, they are usually protected from infections by their mother’s milk, providing she has been regularly vaccinated. However, this protection only lasts a few weeks, so they need regular vaccinations from an early age.
Puppies & kittens are typically vaccinated at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. Vaccination protocol is dependent upon age of first presentation. Your young pet should then be given a booster 12 months after their 12- week vaccination.
Older pets need protecting too, as their immunity can decline. Speak to your vet as the regularity of your companion’s vaccinations can vary depending on the diseases prevalent in your area.
Dogs should be routinely vaccinated against: Canine parvovirus, Canine distemper virus, Infectious canine hepatitis, Parainfluenza and Bordetella
Cats should be routinely vaccinated against: Feline infectious enteritis, Feline herpes virus, Feline calicivirus, Feline AIDS / Leukaemia virus*.
* If your cat is an outside cat these additional vaccinations are recommended.
Heartworm is a preventable disease in both dogs & cats. This can be an annual injection for dogs. There are several options available for cats.