Vaccinations help to protect against preventable life threatening diseases
New pets are exciting. However, it’s extremely important they’re given the very best start in life to ensure they grow into a healthy and happy companion.
At Chapel House Vets we recommend that all new pets get a health check with one of our veterinary surgeons. This way we can ensure that all is well with your pet’s health, feeding, parasite control and behaviour.
This does not just include puppies and kittens! Any new pet is welcome to visit us for a check up.
A vaccination is an injection that is given to an animal to protect them against harmful diseases. In most cases, pets require two primary vaccinations a few weeks apart. After this they will only require an annual booster vaccination to keep their immunity levels high.
Puppies should receive their first vaccination at 8 weeks old, and their second a couple of weeks later. They can be vaccinated against:
Canine Distemper Virus
Infectious Canine Hepatitis
Kittens should receive their first vaccination at 9 weeks old, and their second 3 weeks later. They can be vaccinated against:
Cat Flu Viruses
Feline Leukaemia Virus
Baby rabbits (kits) only require one vaccination from 5 weeks old. This can protect them against:
Myxomatosis & Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD)
If you would like more information about health checks and vaccinations at our practice, or to book an appointment for your pet, please contact our Chesterfield practice on 01246 222232, or our Staveley practice on 01246 477581.