Vaccinations are imperative not only in preventing serious infectious diseases in your pet, but also prevent infection of other animals in the community. The Ark offers vaccinations against serious diseases in dogs such as Parvovirus, Hepatitis and Kennel Cough. Diseases in rabbits such as Calicivirus and Myxomatosis. We also offer different pet vaccinations for your cat depending on whether or not they live indoors or venture outside.
Pet vaccinations are first administered during your pet’s first 3 months of life. After that they require booster shots throughout their lives. Our vets can provide you with a vaccination schedule for your pet to ensure that they receive the best protection against these diseases over the course of their lives.
Even if your pet does not socialise with other cats it will still need to be vaccinated. Many of the diseases we protect against with pet vaccinations are airborne (Canine Cough), or can be brought into the home on your shoes (e.g Parvovirus). Your pet therefore does not need to come into direct contact with another pet to contract the disease.
Pet vaccinations reduce the chance and severity of infections and make recovery quicker however they cannot stop an animal from becoming infected by a virus. The benefits are that they are generally less unwell than an unvaccinated animal and more resistant to the development of disease.
Puppy and kitten vaccination
Your puppy requires a series of vaccinations for protection against disease. There are 3 vaccines in the puppy stadium. These vaccinations are given at 6-8 weeks, 12-14 weeks and 16-18 weeks of age. If your puppy has missed any of these vaccinations, consult with us to determine when these vaccinations are due.
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