Do You Understand Pet Vaccinations?

Pet vaccinations are as important for our fury friends as human vaccinations are for us. They help to protect all of us from severe and possibly fatal infectious diseases and help to reduce the spread to other animals.

Vaccinations protect your rabbits from getting:

  • Myxomatosis
  • Rabbit (Viral) Haemorrhagic Disease (R(V)HD)
  • and a new strain of R(V)HD – R(V)HD2.

These infections are all often fatal and cause intense suffering to rabbits. Sadly, there are no effective treatments for these diseases.

Unvaccinated kittens and cats will initially need two vaccinations one at nine weeks old and the second at three months old. Thereafter, a booster vaccination, once a year, is essential.

Generally, you should ensure that you vaccinate all your felines against feline:

  • Herpes virus
  • Calicivirus
  • Infectious enteritis
  • Leukaemia virus
  • Cat flu

Similarly to your kittens, your vet should typically vaccinate your puppies at eight and ten weeks. They’ll then usually give the second dose at two to four weeks later. Finally, the vet will give a booster vaccination at 6 or 12 months. Dog vaccinations protect them from canine:

  • distemper
  • parvovirus
  • kennel cough
  • leptospirosis
  • parainfluenza.

Until your pet is fully vaccinated, we advise you to keep him or her indoors.

For more information about Pet Vaccinations:

Contact your vet for advice on the vaccination/s your pet requires. Local vets include:

Milton Keynes Veterinary Group 01908 563261   Visit the Website

The Vet Centre 01908 542155  Visit the Website

To find out more on the work of your local RSPCA branch and animals in their care:

Visit RSCPA Milton Keynes and North Bucks

Call  01908 611179

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