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Just like us, pets can be at risk of catching a range of infectious diseases, some of them potentially deadly. To prevent your pets from catching these diseases, the best way of prevention is by creating immunity in your pets. This can be achieved by an annual vaccination.

 

Pets Barn's Veterinary Centre carries the fullest available range of vaccinations for dogs, cats, rabbits and ferrets, including the rabies vaccinations for pets being prepared for travel abroad.

 

We recommend your pet to have vaccination course then annual booster vaccinations to ensure full protection for your pets. All vaccinations come with free full clinical examination.

 

We also keep you fully up-to-date by keeping comprehensive records of your pet’s vaccinations and by issuing reminders when boosters are due.

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Longhope: 01452 830086

Hartpury: 01452 700086

Forest of Dean: 01594 826688

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Vaccination Q&A

 

When does my pet need its first vaccinations?

 

For both cats and dogs, the initial vaccination course is in two parts.

Kittens: The 1st part of the vaccination is given from 9 weeks of age and the 2nd vaccination is given 3 weeks later.

Puppies: The 1st part of the vaccination is given from 6-8 weeks of age and the 2nd vaccination is given at 10 weeks of age.

Rabbits: A combined Myxomatosis and VHD vaccination can be given from 5 weeks of age.

 

 

Does my pet need booster vaccinations?

 

YES! Although some components of the routine vaccine do stimulate a long-term immunity that can last for a few years, most components do not and so an annual booster is essential to ensure full protection for your pets.

 

 

What if my pet is late having its annual booster vaccinations?

 

There is a little bit of flexibility with the timing of the booster vaccinations. However, it is advised not to left too long as your pet’s immunity will be reduced, and the initial 2-part vaccination course may also need to be restarted.

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