A vaccination is an injection that is given to an animal to protect them against a range of harmful diseases. It is important to remember that vaccinations are just as essential for puppies and kittens as they are for children.
Once your pet has received their initial vaccination course, they will require a ‘booster’ vaccination once a year to keep their immunity levels high.
At Stokesley Vets we are using the most up to date leptospirosis vaccine (L4). This requires most puppies to receive three vaccinations at 8,10 and 12 weeks of age. Puppies over 10 weeks of age will require two vaccinations 4 weeks apart. Your puppy will be fully examined at each vaccination to ensure they are in good health. Dogs are routinely vaccinated against:
Infectious Canine Hepatitis
Canine Distemper Virus
Kennel Cough vaccination is recommended additionally, and is a requirement if your dog will be going into boarding kennels. This is a once yearly vaccine and is administered via the nostril.
Cats should receive their first vaccination around 9 weeks of age and their second 3-4 weeks later. They will receive a full health check at each vaccination and are routinely vaccinated against:
Cat Flu Viruses
Feline Leukaemia Virus
Rabbits should be vaccinated against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD). They can be vaccinated from 5 weeks of age.
Please note: If you are interested in spreading the cost of your companion’s routine health care – vaccinations, health checks and parasite control – you may be interested in our Platinum Star Plan. Click here for more information.