Protect your pets and keep them safe by keeping up to date with their vaccinations.
When puppies and kittens are born they are usually protected from infections by their mother’s milk, providing she has been regularly vaccinated. However, this protection only lasts a few weeks so they need regular vaccinations from an early age.
Puppies are typically vaccinated at eight and 12 weeks, kittens at nine and 12 weeks, with an initial course of injections. Your young pet should then be given a booster 12 months after their first vaccination.
Older pets need protecting as their immunity can decline. Speak to us as the regularity of your companions vaccinations can vary depending on the diseases prevalent in your area.
Dogs should be routinely vaccinated against:
If your dog will be spending some time in kennels they may also be given a kennel cough vaccine. This vaccine is usually given intra-nasally (into a nostril) and protects against parainfluenza virus and bordetella bronchiseptica.
Dogs travelling abroad may require a rabies vaccination.
Here at Knotts Yard Veterinary Practice in Norfolk we are keen to encourage our feline customers to get their cats vaccinated. Cats need their vaccinations to remain healthy and avoid catching some diseases that are rife within this area, especially in the stray and feral population.
Our vets and nurses are happy to advise on what the vaccines protect against and how often your cat needs boosters as it is now not always necessary to vaccinate yearly. It is wise to get your feline companion checked over by a vet or nurse once a year, especially when they are classed as ‘senior’, over seven years old.
Cats should be routinely vaccinated against:
Rabbits should be routinely vaccinated against:
At Knotts Yard Veterinary Practice all of our annual pet vaccinations come with a free health check.
Please contact us for more details or to make an appointment.