Vaccinations

Vaccinations are recommended in order to prevent certain illnesses and require annual boosters to maintain protection which also gives an opportunity for a thorough health check. They are available for dogs, cats and rabbits.

Dog vaccinations

Initial vaccinations are given from 8 weeks of age, involving 2 injections 2-4 weeks apart, followed by yearly boosters.


Routine vaccinations cover 7 potentially fatal diseases alongside 2 optional vaccines:

- Distemper

- Hepatitis

- Two forms of leptospirosis

- Parvovirus

- Adenovirus

- Parainfluenza

- Bordetella (Kennel Cough) optional

- Rabies (if requiring passport) optional

- Leishmania (for travelling abroad) optional 

Cat Vaccinations

Vaccination normally starts from 9 weeks of age and involves 2 injections 3-4 weeks apart followed by yearly boosters.


Outdoor cats are advised to have the full vaccines while for some entirely indoor cats the basic cover will be sufficient. Diseases covered are:

- Two forms of 'flu' (feline rhinotracheitis and calicivirus)

- Feline enteritis (fatal form of diarrhoea)

- Feline leukaemia (fatal)

- Rabies (if requires a passport) 

Rabbit Vaccinations

Rabbits should be vaccinated against 2 fatal diseases: myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD).