Vaccination


Dogs & Cats

Dogs and cats are susceptible to a range of dangerous infectious diseases. Fortunately, we can vaccinate them against some of them in order to improve their immunity.

• Puppies can be vaccinated from 6 weeks of age with 2 vaccines 4 weeks apart, and then every year thereafter
• Kittens can be vaccinated at 9 weeks and 12 weeks of age, and then every year thereafter

Unlike many human vaccinations, it’s essential to get your pet vaccinated annually as some vaccines only last a year. If you are late then you may have to start the course again. For this reason, Minster Vets endeavour to send you vaccine booster reminders through the post, or you can sign up for text or e-mail alerts.

Although important, the vaccine your pet receives is only a very small part of the health check. The examination your pet receives is the most important part of your pet’s preventative health care. Any abnormalities can be assessed, and any worries you have about your pet’s health can be fully discussed.

Rabbits

Your pet rabbit can be vaccinated against both myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease, Type 1 and 2. The vaccine is particularly important if your rabbit grazes outside where wild rabbits have access to your garden.

• The myxomatosis and RHD-1 vaccine can be given from 6 weeks of age
• A second vaccine for RHD-2 is given at least 2 week later

We offer a reminder service to help you remember when to vaccinate and worm your pet. We can remind you by SMS text, email or by sending you a note in the post. Please let us know your preferences for communication.

Vet Nurse Katie during consulation with dog at Minster vets Vet nurse Kate Harrington examines old cat Vet nurse weighing pet rabbit on scales