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Puppy & Kitten Vaccinations

Puppy & Kitten Vaccinations

At Animates Vetcare, vaccinations are recommended as an essential part of your pet’s welfare, protecting them from serious and potentially deadly illnesses. Unvaccinated pets are at risk of contracting and spreading serious diseases. Protect your pet and keep them safe from disease by maintaining the vaccination programme recommended by your Animates Vetcare team.

Puppies & Kittens

A typical vaccination schedule with Animates Vetcare for both puppies and kittens will be as follows;

    • 6-9 weeks first vaccination
    • 10-13 weeks second vaccination
    • 14-16 weeks third booster vaccination

    However, your Animates Vetcare team will discuss this in detail at your consultation.

    Puppy vaccines will cover diseases including distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus, parainfluenza and bordetella (kennel cough), your veterinarian may also recommend cover against leptospirosis.

    Kitten vaccinations provide protection against diseases including feline respiratory disease, feline panleukopenia and sometimes chlamydia.

    Adult Dog - Booster Vaccinations
    12 months after your dog’s 16 week vaccination another booster vaccine is required, this is to ensure long-term immunity against contagious diseases. Thereafter, your veterinarian determines the most suitable ongoing vaccination programme for your dog. Dogs often require a kennel cough vaccination every year (mandatory if attending boarding kennels). Leptospirosis is also a yearly vaccination.

    Adult Cat - Booster Vaccinations
    Cats require booster vaccinations to ensure long-term immunity against the diseases above.

    Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (Feline AIDS)
    If your cat is exposed to the outdoors or neighbourhood, consider incorporating the FIV vaccine into your cat’s programme. This can be given from 8 weeks of age. Your veterinarian, in consultation with you, will determine your feline friend’s long-term vaccine programme based on your cats lifestyle and environment.

    If you have missed a vaccination please seek advice from your veterinarian as you may need to restart the course to maintain adequate cover.