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Pet vaccinations are a critical aspect of your pet’s health care routine, playing a key role in preventing infectious diseases. By vaccinating your pets, you’re not only protecting them from severe and potentially fatal illnesses but also contributing to the broader effort of reducing the spread of diseases within the pet population. Vaccinations work by building immunity, preparing your pet’s body to fight off infections effectively.

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Customised Vaccination Plans

At our clinic, we understand that every pet is unique. That’s why our veterinary team is dedicated to creating customised vaccination plans tailored specifically to your pet’s individual needs. We consider factors such as age, lifestyle, and specific risk factors when recommending vaccinations, ensuring your pet receives the best possible protection.

Pet Vaccination Schedule

A well-planned vaccination schedule is essential for maintaining your pet’s health. For puppies and kittens, vaccinations usually start around 6 to 8 weeks of age, with booster shots given at specific intervals to ensure lasting immunity. Adult pets require regular booster vaccinations to maintain their protection over time. Our team will provide you with a detailed vaccination schedule, offering guidance on the timing of vaccinations and booster shots for your pet’s continued health.

Safety and Efficacy

We understand that pet owners may have concerns about the safety and efficacy of vaccinations. Rest assured, all veterinary vaccines undergo rigorous testing to meet strict safety standards before they are approved for use. Our veterinary team is here to address any questions or concerns you may have, providing reassurance about the benefits and safety of vaccinating your pet.

Compassionate Care

Our experienced veterinary team administers vaccinations with the utmost care and compassion. We are committed to minimizing discomfort and ensuring a positive experience for your pet during their visit. Your pet’s well-being is our top priority, and we strive to make the vaccination process as stress-free as possible.

Frequently asked questions

Are vaccinations safe for my pet?

Yes, vaccinations are safe. The benefits of vaccinations far outweigh the risks. However, like any medical treatment, there can be side effects. Our veterinary team will discuss these with you and monitor your pet closely.

Can indoor pets skip vaccinations?

Even indoor pets are at risk for diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations. Some diseases are airborne, and others can be carried into the home on clothing or shoes.

How do vaccinations work to protect pets from infectious diseases?

Vaccinations work by stimulating the immune system to produce antibodies against specific pathogens, such as viruses or bacteria. These antibodies help the pet’s body recognise and fight off the pathogens if they are encountered in the future, effectively preventing infection or reducing the severity of the disease.

How often do adult pets need booster vaccinations, and what factors influence the frequency of these boosters?

The frequency of booster vaccinations for adult pets depends on various factors, including the type of vaccine, the pet’s health status, and their risk of exposure to specific diseases. Generally, most vaccines require boosters every one to three years to maintain optimal immunity. However, some vaccines may require more frequent boosters, while others provide longer-lasting protection. Your veterinarian will create a personalised vaccination schedule based on your pet’s individual needs and risk factors.

How often does my pet need to be vaccinated?

Vaccination schedules can vary based on the vaccine, age, and health of your pet. Typically, after the initial series, core vaccines are administered annually or every three years. We will provide a schedule tailored to your pet’s needs.

What is the best age to start vaccinating my pet?

Puppies and kittens usually start their vaccination series between 6 to 8 weeks (about 2 months) of age. However, it’s never too late to start. We can provide a catch-up schedule for older pets.

Why are core vaccinations important?

Core vaccinations protect against diseases that are most common, highly contagious, or potentially fatal. Vaccinating your pet helps ensure they live a long, healthy life. 

Why is it important to customise vaccination plans for individual pets?

Customising vaccination plans for individual pets is crucial because every pet has unique health needs and risk factors. Factors such as age, lifestyle, medical history, and geographic location can influence the risk of exposure to certain diseases and the pet’s ability to mount an immune response. By tailoring vaccination plans, veterinarians can ensure that pets receive the most appropriate and effective protection against infectious diseases.


Additional information

We encourage all pet owners to stay informed about the latest advancements in veterinary vaccinations and disease prevention. Our clinic offers resources for further reading and learning about the importance of vaccinations in maintaining your pet’s health. Contacts us today if you have any questions about pet vaccination.