Time for the annual booster? How about if the vet comes to your door, no more pet carriers, no more stressful car journeys, no more vomiting from stress and travel nausea.
A vaccination visit from the vet should be an opportunity to socialise, a routine check up and a quick injection. Then comes the treat and off you go! back to playtime.
Over the past 20 years, there has been significant change in the way that vaccination is performed in veterinary practice. During that time, there has been a global shift away from the concept that pets make a yearly visit to the
veterinarian for an annual vaccine booster that contains as many antigenic components as possible, and that the same vaccination protocol is applied to every dog and cat that visits the practice. Vaccination is an act of veterinary
science that should be considered as individualised medicine, tailored for the needs of the individual pet, and delivered as one part of a preventive medicine programme in an annual health check visit.
Puppies can be vaccinated from 6 weeks old and will require 2 injections 4 weeks apart. These protect them against canine hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus and canine distemper virus.
Kittens can be vaccinated from 9 weeks old and will require 2 injections 3-4 weeks apart. These protect against feline influenza, feline leukaemia and feline enteritis.
Don’t forget to keep them away from other animals until the course has been completed to minimise the risk of infection!