COVID-19 update: Client advice on what to do during the Coronavirus crisis
Some helpful info
We recommend yearly boosters for your dog & cat to ensure that your pet’s immune system is kept up to date. Your pet is routinely given a health check at the same time.
What do we vaccinate against?
Kennel Cough vaccines can also be offered and if your dog is going into boarding kennels, many will have this as a requirement. Kennel Cough is no single disease and encompasses a variety of respiratory infections – both bacterial and viral and although very good, the vaccine is not 100% effective.
The vaccine against Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvovirus in protective for 3 years and are therefore included in your dog’s booster every 3rd year. Leptospirosis, and if necessary, Kennel Cough, have to be vaccinated against yearly, as the protection does not last very long. This time period is set by the manufacturers to ensure the level of protection stays high and that your dog is not overly vaccinated.
Feline Leukamia Virus is transmitted through contact with another cat, so although indoor cats do not necessarily need this vaccination, it only takes one opportunity for your cat to go outside and have some form of contact with another cat (such as a fight) to pick up the virus. If you are concerned, please discuss this with the vet at the time of vaccination.
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