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The vaccination of your pets is vital to protect them from several life threatening diseases.

The importance of vaccination

What diseases are we protecting against with vaccination?

The initial puppy and kitten vaccines and continuing yearly boosters give your pet protection from several life threatening diseases.

We vaccinate your dogs against Leptospirosis, distemper, hepatitis,  parvovirus and parainfluenza virus via injection, and kennel cough via a small amount of liquid administered either intranasally or by injection.

Rabies and leishmania vaccinations are available for travelling dogs that may be exposed to these diseases abroad.

We vaccinate your cats against Cat flu viruses and feline panleukopaenia. Outdoor or at risk cats are vaccinated against feline leukaemia virus (FeLV).

Vaccination gives us the unique opportunity to be able to prevent fatal diseases in our pets and this should not be underestimated. However ,this needs to be weighed up against potential vaccine reactions. Vaccination reactions are very rare, but the risk can be minimised by not over vaccinating.

At Penbode, we recognise your concerns around over vaccinating

Research shows that as long as an initial primary vaccine course and the first year booster have been administered, immunity to distemper, hepatitis and parvovirus in dogs lasts at least three years. Therefore, these are vaccinated against only every third year.

Leptospirosis immunity is thought to wane after one year and so dogs require an annual leptospirosis vaccine to provide protection against this disease.

After the primary kitten vaccinations and the first annual booster, cats require cat flu vaccinations annually, and panleukopaenia and FeLV vaccinations every three years.

As more research is done, we will change our protocols in line with the most up to date information.

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