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New Year’s Pet Vaccination Resolutions!!!

Happy New Year – remember to vaccinate your pet this year and always!

Routine vaccination and health check of your pet is so important. Make sure your pet is up to date with his or her vaccinations for 2017.  If your dog, cat or rabbit has not had their vaccination in the past 12months then he/ she is overdue! Please call one of our Dublin veterinary clinics to arrange to get your pet up to speed! If you have any questions after reading our key vaccination points set out below, please do not hesitate to call your local branch in Glasnevin, Santry, Clontarf, Blanchardstown or Palmerstown.

Dog Key points-

  • Vaccination against canine parvovirus, distemper, adenovirus, leptovirus, kennel cough.
  • All puppies need to be vaccinated from 6 weeks of age and older. A course of two injections is required initially.
  • Adult dogs need an annual booster vaccination from 1 year of age.
  • Elderly dogs still need their vaccinations- These diseases are still around, and they can kill!
  • A full health assessment is included in the price of a vaccination appointment.
  • No reputable boarding establishment will take your dog or cat if their vaccinations have lapsed.
  • Remember kennel cough vaccination if your dog is going to kennels or if your dog socialises with other dogs on walks/ training classes/ doggy day cares.
  • Rabies vaccination is required for pets travelling abroad.

cat vaccination

Cat Key points-

  • Vaccinations against cat flu and enteritis (indoor cats) and feline leukaemia virus (outdoor cats).
  • All kittens need to be vaccinated from 9 weeks of age. They need 2 injections 3 weeks apart, typically at 9wks old and 12 wks old.
  • All adult cats need an annual booster vaccination.
  • Elderly cats still need their vaccinations- These diseases are still around, and they can kill!
  • A full health assessment is included in the price of a vaccination appointment.
  • Rabies vaccination is available for pets destined to travel abroad.

bunnie

Rabbit Key Points-

  • Pet rabbits should be vaccinated routinely against both rabbit haemorrhagic
    disease (RHD) and myxomatosis.
  • Both of these viral diseases are almost certain to prove fatal in unprotected rabbits if they are exposed. There is no effective treatment for either disease
  • Vaccinate from 5weeks of age and vaccinate annually.
  • A full health assessment is included in the price of a vaccination appointment.

 

Please call your local branch to discuss further as necessary! Happy New Year from The Team At Anicare :-)

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