Vaccinations 

At Rase Veterinary Centre we encourage routine vaccinations to protect your pets from a number of serious and potentially fatal diseases.

Overview of Vaccinations

Dogs
Vaccination in dogs should start from when they are puppies. We suggest that a puppies’ 1st vaccination be at about 8 weeks where we will also give it its first health check and discuss any concerns you may have with regards to diet, worming, flea control and neutering.

The 2nd vaccination will be at 12 weeks. It is important that your puppy does not go out for walks or socialise with other dogs until it is fully vaccinated and build up its immunity. This is usually 1 week after its 2nd vaccinations.

In dogs we vaccinate for the following;

  • Canine Distemper, a serious viral disease
  • Hepatitis, which can attack the liver and other organs
  • Parvovirus (the intestinal and cardiac strains are both types to which puppies are particularly susceptible to)
  • Leptospirosis, which often causes life-threatening liver and kidney disease
  • We will also vaccinate against kennel cough if there is the likelihood that your dog will be placed in a boarding kennel.

We recommend annual boosters where we can also give your pet a check-up.

Cats
Vaccination in cats should start from when they are kittens. We suggest that a kittens’ 1st vaccination be at about 9 weeks where we will also give it its first health check and discuss any concerns you may have with regards to diet, worming, flea control and neutering. The 2nd vaccination will be at 12 weeks.

In cats we vaccinate for the following;

  • Feline Panleukopaenia virus
  • Feline Caliciviruss
  • Feline Rhinotracheitis virus
  • Chlamydia
  • Leukaemia virus

We recommend annual boosters where we can also give your pet a check-up.

Rabbits
We recommend two vaccinations in rabbits. One is the myxomatosis vaccination, which can be given from 6 weeks of age with boosters either every 6 months to a year depending on if you live in a high-risk area or low risk area. The second is the Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD) vaccination, which can be given from 12 weeks of age with yearly boosters. It is important to remember that there must be a 14 day interval between the two vaccines.

Whilst we send reminders out to clients about vaccinations, it is the owner's responsibility to ensure their pets are vaccinated.

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