Little Ted fast asleep after having his first vaccination and an identichip placed – he was so brave and incredibly cute!
Why do we vaccinate?
Vaccinations, when given regularly, give your pet long-term protection against serious and sometimes fatal infectious disease.
When do we vaccinate?
• We give dogs a first vaccination after 8 weeks of age and a second 4 weeks later (using the new Lepto 4). If the course is restarted in older dogs, two injections are required 4 weeks apart.
• Puppies should not be in contact with or allowed access to any place visited by unvaccinated dogs until 2 weeks after their second vaccination – we advise keeping your puppy in the house and/or your enclosed garden until then.
• Thereafter, annual vaccinations are required to maintain immunity against these potentially fatal diseases.
• In cats we give two injections three weeks apart at 9 and 12 wks or if the course is restarted in older cats, we give two injections three weeks apart.
At each annual vaccination your dog or cat will receive a full health check up – this is important as early detection of diseases/conditions can prevent any suffering in the long term.
There is a newer strain of RHD (Rabbit Haemmorhagic Disease) that can be fatal to bunnies
Dental disease is very common and usually unseen
Happy New Year everyone from all the team and their four legged friends at Manor Farm Vets