Vaccinations protect pets from potentially deadly diseases.
Our pets are injected with very weak or man-made versions of the diseases we are vaccinating against. This triggers your pet’s body to produce antibodies that fight and defeat the disease. This means that if they catch the same disease in the future, their bodies are able to efficiently recognise and resist the disease.
Pets need to be vaccinated early on in their lives to ensure they stay safe from disease. Young pets are at a much higher risk of catching serious illnesses and if they do fall ill, these diseases are more likely to be fatal or have the power to cause lifelong health issues. This means it is vital your young pet is vaccinated at the right time and that you follow all of the instructions given by your vet.
Serious side effects following vaccination are extremely rare. While your pet may seem slightly quiet, under the weather, or off their food for a day or two following their injections, this is short-lived, and they should be back to normal quickly.
It is widely agreed that any mild side-effects are seriously out-weighed by the benefits of vaccination and the long-term protection provided against diseases.
Your vet will be able to assess the individual needs of of your pet, based on their age, over-all health, and lifestyle to ensure they will not be harmed by a vaccination.
For further information, please contact your Medivet vet.
We advise your dog is vaccinated against:
Puppies are vulnerable to serious diseases like parvovirus and canine distemper, so it is vital to get them vaccinated at the correct time:
Your pet will need regular booster injections throughout their lifetime to maintain their level of protection.
Some boosters for dogs are needed every year and others every three years.
We advise your cat is vaccinated against:
Diseases like cat flu may affect cats of any age but kittens are especially vulnerable. It is important to get them vaccinated early.
Your cat will need booster vaccinations every year throughout their life to ensure they remain protected.
We advise your rabbit is vaccinated against:
Young rabbits are more vulnerable to illnesses, therefore it is important to get them vaccinated early. They need to be over five weeks old to receive the vaccinations for the fatal Myxomatosis disease and both RHD Types.
Rabbits, in general, are susceptible to infection spread by insects such as flies/mosquitoes/fleas. Ensure your home and all pets are treated for fleas as advised by your vet.
Your rabbits will need annual booster vaccinations throughout their life.
Our advice for ferrets is: