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More Than You Might Expect

Vaccination appointments are more than just an injection or a ticket into kennels and shows, it provides one of the few opportunities for your pet to have an annual health check (like an MOT). Your pet must be in good health for us to be confident that the vaccines will work, otherwise we will not give them. You may not realise it but your pet is getting a full clinical examination for less than the cost of a standard consultation. You can get reduced price vaccinations as part of our Kitten and Puppy Starter Packs and our VIP Scheme.

Vaccination Protocol

Your pet will have a full clinical examination and we will ask if they have had any problems within the last 3 days, such as coughing, sneezing, vomiting or diarrhoea. Your pet's nose, eyes, ears, mouth, teeth, coat, body condition and weight will be assessed. Their heart and lungs will be listened to in addition to their abdomen being examined. As long as we are satisfied that everything is fine, the vaccine will be given. If not, we will explain why this decision has been made.

 

Please note:  Some insurance policies are void if your pet's vaccinations are not up to date.

 

Cats:

  • Kittens have their first vaccination at 9 weeks old and then the second one three weeks later (12 weeks old).
  • They will then have annual boosters for the rest of their lives.
  • If your cat's boosters lapse, they may have to re-start their kitten course.

 

There are a range of different vaccines available for cats. In the UK, these are:

  • Feline Infectious Enteritis and Cat Flu (Feline Herpes Virus which can be caught by people and Feline Calicivirus) which are given every year.
  • Feline Leukaemia Virus which may not be given every year.
  • Feline Chlamydia (which cannot infect people). Not often given as not fatal, treat when caught.
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The correct scheme for your cat depends on whether it is indoor or goes outside, goes to a cattery or goes to shows.

 

For more information, look at http://www.icatcare.org/advice/keeping-your-cat-healthy/vaccinating-your-cat or download the BVA leaflet below.

 

 

Dogs:

  • Puppies can have their first vaccines from six weeks old. But their first and second vaccine must be given fairly close together. The exact timing will depend on how old the puppy is at its first vaccination (the second will then be 2-4 weeks later).
  • They will then have boosters every year for the rest of their lives.
  • If their boosters lapse, they may have to restart their puppy vaccination course.
  • Distemper, Infectious Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Leptospirosis will be given every year.
  • Kennel Cough may also be given on request as many kennels insist on it being given before they will accept your pet.

 

Travel:

  • Rabies. This is a non-routine vaccine that is only required in those going abroad or using the PETS passport. It is required for cats, dogs and ferrets.
  • Leishmania. This is another non-routine vaccine for dogs only to protect them against the Leishmania parasite. It is not compulsory to vaccinate your dog against this if they are travelling but it is recommended, particularly if they are travelling to the Mediterranean.

 

If you have any queries regarding vaccinating your pet, please contact the practice or for more information about vaccination in general see the BVA leaflet below or visit http://www.future-of-vaccination.co.uk/

Vaccination_the_facts.pdf
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Monday        09.00 - 18.00

Tuesday       09.00 - 18.00

Wednesday   09.00 - 18.00

Thursday      09.00 - 18.00

Friday           09.00 - 18.00

Saturday       09.00 - 12.00

Village Vets Centre Ltd

65 Quarry St  

Liverpool

L25 6EZ


Tel.: 0151 428 8600

 

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