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Vaccinations & Health Checks

We recommend vaccinating your pets to reduce the risk of them catching infectious diseases; and offer advice on the best vaccination programme for your pet.

Adult cats and dogs should have an annual health check, which provides preventative care and early detection of any health issues. 

Early detection can improve the prognosis of many diseases, keep medical costs down, and help your pet live longer. Cats and dogs are good at hiding signs that something is wrong, so subtle changes in their health or behaviour might be easy to overlook. And, depending on the disease, some pets don’t show any symptoms.

Keep your vaccinations up to date with our vaccination reminder service.

Our recommended Vaccination Protocol: 

  • Canine Vanguard Plus 5 -  Distemper, Adenovirus 1&2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus. 

    • Primary Vaccination: Healthy dogs over 6 weeks of age need 3 doses, each given 3-4 weeks apart, with the last puppy vaccination at 16 weeks of age.
    • First Annual Vaccination: Single dose given 12 months after completion of primary vaccination or 12-14 months of age after initial puppy vaccinations.
    • Annual Vaccination: Annual vaccination with a single dose is recommended.
    • Contra-indications: Do not use on pregnant bitches or puppies less than 6 weeks of age.
       
  • Canigen KC:  Bordetella bronchiseptica, Parainfluenza.

    • Primary Vaccination: Healthy dogs over 6 weeks of age need 2 doses, each given 4 weeks apart.
    • First Annual Vaccination: Single dose 12 months after completion of primary vaccination or 12-14 months of age after innitial puppy vaccinations.
    • Annual Vaccinations: Annual revaccination with a single dose is recommended, or before periods of anticipated risk ( e.g Dog Kennels, Dog Shows, Travel etc.) 
    • In order to transfer protection to puppies vaccinate bitches 2 weeks BEFORE mating.
       
  • Nobivac KC: (Intranasal) Bordetella bronchiseptica

    • Primary Vaccination: Healthy dogs over 2 weeks of age need a single dose into one nostril. Immunity achieved 72 hours after vaccination.
    • Annual Vaccination: Annual revaccination, or before periods of anticipated risk.
       
  • Leptoguard: Leptospira interrogans

    • Primary Vaccination:  Healthy dogs over 6 weeks of age need 2 doses, each given 3-4 weeks apart.
    • First Annual Vaccination: Single dose given 12 months after completion of primary vaccination or 12-14 months of age after initial puppy vaccinations.
    • Annual Vaccination: Annual revaccination with a single dose recommended.
    • If dogs MISS 2 years of vaccinations - They need 2 Vanguard Plus 5 and 2 Canigen KC vaccinations, 4 weeks apart to bring them up to date. Alternatively, Nobivac KC Intranasal can be given as one off in place of Canigen KC.

 

Cat Vaccination Protocols:

  • Felocell 4: Calcivirus, Rhinotracheitis, Panleukopaenia, Chlamydia.

    • Primary Vaccination: Kittens vaccinated under 12 weeks should be revaccinated at 16 weeks. Kitten vaccination protocol: 6-8 weeks, 10-12 weeks and 14-16 weeks of age.
    • Healthy cats 12 weeks or older should recieve 2 doses, given 3-4 weeks apart.
    • Annual Vaccination: Annual vaccination with a single dose is recommended.
    • Pregnancy: Do not use in pregnant queens.
       
  • Fel-O-Vax FIV: Feline Immunodeficiency Virus.

    • Primary Vaccination: Healthy cats 8 weeks or older should recieve 3 doses given 2-4 weeks apart.
    • Annual Vaccination: Annual vaccination with a single dose is required to maintain immunity.
    • Contra-indications: Use with caution in animals under treatment with immune-suppressive drugs.
    • FIV/FeLV snap blood test recommended in outside kittens and older cats prior to vaccination.
    • If cats MISS 2 years of vaccinations - They will need 2 Felocell 4 vaccinations, 4 weeks apart to bring them up to date. FIV vaccinations will need to re-star primary vaccination of 3 doses given 2-4 weeks apart.