Your pet needs to be vaccinated when they are young, just like you were
If you’ve got a new pet recently you’re no doubt very excited. However, it’s extremely important they’re given the very best start in life to ensure they grow into a healthy and happy animal.
At Chapel House Vets we recommend that all new pets are brought to see us as soon as possible, no matter how old they are. This is to check that all is well with your companion’s health, feeding, parasite control and behaviour.
New pets that are six months of age or older should still be brought for an initial examination with us so that we can make sure there’s nothing to be concerned about.
A vaccination is an injection that is given to an animal to protect them against harmful conditions. In most cases, pets require two initial injections a few weeks apart. They will then only require a booster vaccination once a year 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.