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Vaccination & Annual Health Check

Kittens and puppies must be protected from an early age before they start going out in public places where they might contact unvaccinated animals, wild animals or an infected environment. A vaccination course for unvaccinated dogs and cats consists of 2 injections given 2-4 weeks apart.

Dogs are vaccinated against the major infectious diseases Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Leptospirosis which is mainly carried by rats. We also advise vaccinating dogs against Kennel Cough. This will be required if dogs are boarding in kennels and advisable if attending training or agility classes.

Cats are vaccinated against the Feline Influenza Complex, Feline Enteritis and Feline Leukaemia Virus.

For all animals we recommend a developmental check at about 6 months of age. It is an important time to see that growth and general health is normal and give you any advice that may be necessary.

Throughout life dogs and cats will need booster vaccinations from time to time. Our practice follows generally accepted guide lines for vaccination. These booster vaccinations will be given at the time of the annual health check. At the annual health check your pet will have a thorough examination to check general health and to identify any problems that may not be immediately obvious. We check the condition of teeth, the worming schedule, possible flea infestation and discuss appropriate diet.

If you intend to take your dog or cat abroad and return without quarantine a Rabies vaccine and Pet Passport will be needed. Please refer to the Pet Travel section for more detailed advice.

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