The introduction of immunisation has been very effective in reducing the incidence of many life-threatening infectious diseases, although these diseases still exist.

Vaccinations for puppies, kittens and rabbits are strongly recommended. These pets should be vaccinated from a very young age to protect against the infectious diseases. However, we at Leadon Vale Veterinary Centre fully understand that every patient is unique and our vets are always happy to discuss the vaccine protocols and to tailor them to your pet.

Adult dogs & cats should be re-vaccinated annually, as a single vaccination does not last for a pet's life. Furthermore, a full examination is also performed, at the time of vaccination.

Kittens
Kittens’ vaccinations start from 9 weeks of age against Cat Flu, Enteritis and Feline Leukaemia. A second vaccine is required 3 weeks later.

Puppies
Puppies' vaccinations start from 6-8 weeks of age against Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza. A second vaccination is required 4 weeks later, but not before 10 weeks of age.

Rabbits
Rabbits are normally vaccinated against myxomatosis, a fatal disease spread by fleas, from 6 weeks old. To maintain protection this vaccine must be repeated every 6 months. A separate vaccine against viral haemorrhagic disease which can cause sudden death can be given from 10 weeks and requires an annual vaccine to remain protected.  This disease is now very common and vaccination is recommended.

Our vaccination programmes offer excellent protection in the gentlest of forms. 

For more information on how we can help you stay on top of your vaccinations' programme for your pet, please contact us.

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