Vaccination is the only proven way to protect pets against serious and fatal diseases. Research has shown that vets in the UK have seen an increase in potentially fatal vaccine preventable
How do they work?
Vaccines work by pretending to be specific viruses or bacteria and priming the immune systems of your animal against them. Subsequently, if those real pathogens infect your animal, they can fight them off before they are able to multiply and make the animal ill. Vaccines, typically, either contain killed or modified live agents of the disease that they protect against but most importantly, these vaccinal agents are tested so that they are no longer able to cause disease but only provide protection to the animal.
Cats and dogs need to be seen annually for a healthcheck and vaccination. Horses and ponies need to be seen at a minimum of once every two years, depending on their vaccination course. Here at Grace Lane Vets we offer a reminder service to our clients who vaccinate annually.
What diseases are protected against by vaccinations?
Dogs - Parvovirus, hepatitis, distemper, leptospirosis, parainfluenza
Cats - Feline enteritis, feline influenza, feline leukemia virus
Rabbits - Myxomatosis, rabbit haemorrhagic disease
Horses - Tetanus, equine influenza
Pricing & timing information
Puppies from 7 weeks of age and dogs starting a course of vaccines need two injections 4 weeks apart, and then yearly annual boosters.
*Every year your dog needs an annual booster; the 1st booster year after their initial or puppy vaccines they again need the full vaccine (DHP + L4), but the 2nd and 3rd years they only need a part booster (L4), followed by a full booster again on the 4th year, but 5th and 6th years just a part booster, then the 7th year a full booster again and so on.
Kennel cough (KC) vaccine needs to be boostered annually.
Rabies vaccination has to be given at least 14 days apart from other vaccines and must be done 21 days before travel abroad.
Kittens from 9 weeks of age and cats starting a course of vaccines need two injections 3 weeks apart, and then yearly annual boosters.
Horse, Pony & Donkey Vaccines
Foals from 6 months and Adults starting a course of vaccines need three injections in the following intervals: