Vaccinations

Vaccinations protect against the many illnesses which can affect your pet. These vaccinations are routinely given to your pet and are a quick and easy way of ensuring these diseases are kept at bay.

Many of the diseases that we vaccinate our pets against are potentially fatal and unvaccinated animals can easily die from these preventable diseases. We routinely vaccinate cats, dogs and rabbits and strongly advise that they are all kept up to date with their vaccines, in most instances yearly boosters are required to keep up your pet’s immunity.

Earls Hall Vaccination policy (last amended May 2014)

  • All animals to be vaccinated must be in good health and have a full veterinary examination
  • It is not recommended to vaccinate any animal during pregnancy or lactation
  • FeLV testing can be offered prior to vaccination for FeLV
  • Animals applying for a PETS passport must follow the correct procedures prior to administration of the rabies vaccination

Cat vaccinations

Kittens and cats should to be protected against cat ‘flu (viral and/or bacterial), feline leukaemia and panleucopaenia

Primary Cat Vaccinations

Vaccination can be given to kittens from 8-9 weeks of age

First vaccination:

Option 1: Flu and enteritis only: Nobivac Tricat Trio (8-9 weeks of age)

Option 2: Flu and enteritis and Feline leukaemia: Nobivac Tricat Trio AND Nobivac FeLV

Second Vaccination:

3-4 weeks later, kittens ideally at 12 weeks

Option 1: Flu and enteritis only: Nobivac Tricat Trio

Option 2: Flu and enteritis and Feline leukaemia: Nobivac Tricat Trio AND Nobivac FeLV

Duration of immunity is 12 months

Immunity is normally achieved one week after the second vaccination

Booster Vaccinations for Cats

Booster vaccinations should be given approximately 12 months after the last vaccination. If the booster is more than 3 months late a primary course will need to be started again.

Option 1: Flu and enteritis only: Nobivac Tricat Trio

Option 2: Flu and enteritis and Feline leukaemia: Nobivac Tricat Trio AND Nobivac FeLV

Dog Vaccinations

For puppies and dogs, vaccinations against parvovirus, distemper, infectious canine hepatitis and leptospirosis, are considered “core”.  Kennel cough should also be given once a year especially to those dogs at high risk that are mixing regularly with other dogs such as in kennels or at shows.

Primary Dog Vaccinations

Puppies can be vaccinated as early as 6 weeks, but it is recommended that the first vaccination is at 8 weeks and the second is given 2-4 weeks later, 12 weeks of age. Intra-nasal kennel cough vaccinations can also be given, it is generally recommended at 12 weeks.
First vaccination: Nobivac DHP and Nobivac L4 (8 weeks)

Second vaccination:

Option 1: Nobivac DHP and Nobivac L4 (12 weeks)

Option 2: Nobivac DHP and Nobivac L4 (12 weeks) AND Nobivac KC

Booster Vaccinations for Dogs

Option 1: Nobivac DHP and Nobivac L4

Option 2: Nobivac DHP and Nobivac L4 AND Nobivac KC

Kennel cough vaccination-adults and puppies

  • Nobivac KC vaccination is administered up the nostrils
  • It is recommended that the KC vaccination be given no earlier than at the time of the second vaccination in puppies and at any time with adult dogs.
  • Unvaccinated dogs should receive one dose at least 3 weeks prior to the period of anticipated risk e.g. temporary kennelling in order to get protection for both vaccine agents. In order to get protection for Bordetella bronchiseptica unvaccinated dogs should receive one dose at least 72 hours prior to the period of anticipated risk.

Re-vaccinate annually

Cat and Dog Rabies vaccination

Primary course and booster vaccinations

Rabies vaccination is available if you are planning on taking your dog or cat abroad.

  • Animals intended for vaccination under the Pets Travel Scheme (PETS) must be indentified by a permanent microchip. This microchip number must be record on the record of the dog, cat and ferret vaccination at the time of the rabies vaccination.
  • animals can be vaccinated from 3 months of age
  • Nobivac RABIES
  • A booster vaccination will be required every 3 years

For details regarding the Pet Travel scheme please seek advice directly from the DEFRA website for up to date information.

Rabbit vaccination

Rabbits should be vaccinated yearly against Myxomatosis and Viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD)

rabbits can be vaccinated with Nobivac Myxo_RHD(myxomatosis and viral haemorrhagic disease)  from 5 weeks of age with a single vaccination

Onset of immunity is around 3 weeks

booster vaccination is administered annually

Vaccination is not recommended during the first 14 days of pregnancy.

Ferrets

We can vaccinate ferrets against Distemper.