There are several dangerous diseases which affect dogs, cats and rabbits in the UK. Some are more common than others but all are a potential risk and can be contracted from the environment or from unvaccinated pets.
One of the most positive steps you can take in looking after your pet’s health is to have your pet regularly vaccinated.
Vaccination teaches your pet’s immune system how to recognise and defend against certain diseases that are incurable and can be fatal. Vaccinating your pet will give them the best possible protection against many common pet diseases.
Just as with human vaccines, the immunity provided by each vaccine will wane over time.
If you bring your pet into the surgery each year for a routine assessment and vaccination, we will be able to discuss with you which vaccines need to be boosted.
Vaccinating your pet remains the best possible way of protecting your pet against many preventative diseases. We strongly recommend that all pets are regularly vaccinated, starting from when they are puppies and kittens.
All puppies and kittens will have a full health assessment at the time of vaccination. Annual booster vaccinations are vital for both dog and cats following the initial course of vaccines.
When choosing the Park Veterinary Group, we offer the very best of vaccination cover for both puppies and kittens.
Puppies can be vaccinated from 8 weeks of age. A two injection course is given, as standard with other vets, to give protection for early socialisation. We offer the third vaccination against Parvo Virus to puppies aged between 15 and 17 weeks, to ensure your puppy gets maximum protection. The cost of this additional vaccine is covered within the price of the vaccination course. Kittens can be vaccinated from 9 weeks of age and we would recommend that you vaccinate against flu and enteritis (this vaccination is required by catteries for boarding). You can also vaccinate your kitten against leukaemia, and unless your cat is never going to go outdoors, we would recommend you have this vaccination done at the same time as the routine vaccination.
More than just a vaccination…
When vaccinating your pet at the Park Vet Group, we offer these additional benefits:
- A thorough medical assessment, weight check and advice about flea, worms and neutering
- An invite to the Puppy Party, that is held once monthly at the Glenfield surgery.
- 24 hour Emergency service at the Park Vet Hospital Glenfield, Leicester
- A £25 voucher for use in cases of emergency and you need to attend the Emergency clinic
- The option to join the Park Healthy Pets Club which allows you to spread the cost of vaccination and also gives savings and benefits on many other procedures and products.
Read more about the Healthy Pets Club here.
Puppies can be vaccinated from 8 weeks of age. A two injection course is given, as standard with other vets. To give protection against disease and to allow for early socialisation, which is of great benefit for the behaviour developement.
We ALSO give a third vaccination to puppies aged between 15 to 17 weeks (the cost of the vaccine is included in the full course vaccination fee) to ensure your puppy has the maximum protection response to the vaccine as recommended by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association.
Unless your cat is never going to go out doors, we recommend that all kittens are vaccinated against, flu, feline enteritis and leukaemia. You can elect to vaccinate just against flu and enteritis. All catteries request that kittens and cats have had the flu and enteritis vaccine before thay can be boarded. The vet wil give you advice on what would be best for your kitten. Vaccinations for kittens start from 9 weeks of age.
Save £15 with our Kitten Health Plan
Our Kitten Health Plan includes vaccination against flu, enteritis and leukaemia, a course of wormers, neutering and a microchip for a set fee, payable in three instalments. First payment is made at time of the first vaccination, second payment at the second vaccination, and then the remainder is paid at the time of neutering. Ask at reception for more details.
We always say ‘more than just a booster’ when you vaccinate your pet at the Park Veterinary Group. A booster vaccination will include:
- Health assessment
- Weight check
- Advice on flea/worm treatments
- £25 voucher for use when attending the Park Veterinary Hospital, Emergency Service
- Option to join the Healthy Pets Club
You can vaccinate your rabbit from 5 weeks of age against Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease. This vaccine requires just one injection and gives your rabbit protection for 12 months.
Myxomatosis is a potentially lethal disease that can affect all rabbits, both domestic pet rabbits and wild rabbits. Vaccination is strongly recommended
When having the vaccination your rabbit will also have a medical assessment.