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Protecting your pet against disease

Vaccinations for cats and dogs

Puppies are vaccinated by a course of two injections, normally at 8 and 12 weeks of age, against distemper, parvovirus, leptospirosis, hepatitis and parainfluenza. This is followed by an annual booster and check up. There is a separate annual vaccine against kennel cough available on request; recommended for dogs 2 or more weeks before kennelling.


Kittens are vaccinated from 9 weeks of age with a course of two injections against cat flu and viral enteritis and normally feline leukaemia virus as well.

Rabbits should be vaccinated from 6 weeks of age against myxomatosis which is still a common and usually fatal disease and also for viral haemorrhagic disease which causes severe diarrhoea or sudden death.

Vaccinations for rabbits

two small kittens