Pet vaccinations

As a responsible pet owner one of the best things, we can do for our pets to help keep them safe is take them to the vets every 12 months for their vaccinations and booster injections.

Pet vaccinations protect our dogs, cats, and rabbits from nasty life-threatening diseases.

A lot of diseases that are out there can be fatal to our pets if they are not vaccinated, pet vaccinations are there to protect our pets from such things, and most vaccinations will create or boost our pet’s immunity to certain diseases, it will also prevent our pets passing on any diseases, and of course, will give us as owners peace of mind that our pets are safe.

The most common diseases that a pet vaccination will cover our pets are:
Dogs: Parvovirus, Canine Distemper, Leptospirosis, Infectious Canine Hepatitis.

Cats: Cat flu, Feline Infectious Enteritis, Feline Chlamydophila’s, Feline Leukaemia Virus.

Rabbits: Myxomatosis, Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease 1, Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease 2.

There are some side effects that can come from the vaccinations, such as fever, fever, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, and some sluggishness. These should subside quite quickly and if they do not, or you are worried always contact your vet.

Most pet vaccinations should be followed up once a year with a booster injection, some can be longer, but most will be every 12 months to keep them effective.

Dog in a jumper

You can speak to your local vet practice and they will be able to advise you which vaccinations your pet will need when they can be done and how much they will cost. Some vets will do packages that you can pay upfront for and will cover the pet’s vaccinations for its lifetime, or some will do a package for 3 or 5 years. Always speak to your veterinary practice for the best advice on this.