Vaccinations are an effective and essential part of keeping our pets healthy as they prevent some dreadful and deadly diseases.
It’s easy to become complacent about vaccinations as diseases like Parvovirus, Distemper and Feline Enteritis are now uncommon – but that’s because we vaccinate to keep them under control and out of the general population.
Whatever species of pet, (dog, cat, rabbit or ferret), vaccinations are vital for protection. There are specific vaccinations for different species and the routine and timing for each varies on the species and age of your pet.
Usually we start with a series of puppy and kitten shots (from 6 to 8wks of age to 16wks of age) then regular boosters throughout the course of our pet's life.
Some dog and cat vaccines now have proven duration of 3 years.