Prevention is always better than cure. Vaccinations stimulate your pet’s immune system to produce antibodies, which work against the virus or bacteria we vaccinate for. Most vaccines are not 100% effective but are your pets best chance at fighting a potentially fatal disease. They decrease the likelihood of your pet contracting the disease and for those animals that do contract it, they usually show less severe symptoms. Most boarding kennels, catteries and daycare facilities will require an up-to-date vaccination record for admittance of your pet.
Protection provided by vaccinations declines over time, so regular boosters are recommended.
We recommend annual vaccination checkups. These enable us to provide your pet with the most appropriate vaccinations (some vaccines last 3 years, some need boosters every year – this depends on what brand of vaccine is being used, and what disease is being vaccinated for). It also enables us to give your pet a thorough health check, and to discuss any concerns you may have. Please contact your nearest VHG clinic to discuss the vaccination protocol best for your pet.
Some animals may be a little sleepier than usual the day after their vaccination. This is nothing to be worried about. Ensure they have access to food and water, and a comfortable area to rest. But feel free to call with concerns.
We routinely vaccinate dogs against:
We routinely vaccinate cats against:
We can also vaccinate cats against feline aids (FIV) and feline leukaemia (FeLV).
We routinely vaccinate rabbits against: