Dogs & Cats
Dogs and cats are susceptible to a range of dangerous infectious diseases. Fortunately we can vaccinate them against most of them quite safely.
- Puppies are vaccinated from 6 weeks of age with 2 vaccines 4 weeks apart, and then every year thereafter
- Kittens are vaccinated at 9 weeks and 12 weeks of age, and then every year thereafter
Unlike many human vaccinations, it’s essential to get your pet vaccinated annually as some vaccines only last a year. If you are late then you may have to start the course again. For this reason Border Vets endeavour to send you vaccine booster reminders through the post, or you can sign up for text or e-mail alerts.
Although important, the vaccine your pet receives is actually only a very small part of the health check. The examination your pet receives is actually the most important part of your pet’s preventative health care. Any abnormalities can be assessed, and any worries you have about your pet’s health can be fully discussed.
Your pet rabbit can be vaccinated against both myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease. The vaccine is particularly important if your rabbit grazes outside where wild rabbits have access to your garden.