Vaccination

Getting your pet vaccinated gives them the best possible chance of living a long and healthy life. These injections when they are young combined with regular boosters can keep your pet safe from a number of serious and sometimes fatal diseases.

Vaccinations work by using a small, inactive part of the disease you want to protect against. It is injected into your pet using a very fine needle and your pet’s immune system then creates the antibodies needed to fight off that disease as if it was the real thing. This means it’s learnt how to deal with the disease if it encounters it in the future.

Our friendly staff help keep your pet relaxed ahead of any injection, meaning the patient is less likely to find it stressful. Side effects with these incredibly safe drugs are generally very rare.

Remember, if you sign up for our kitten or puppy plan you will pay a lower, one-off fee for lots of key treatments for your new pet, including their first vaccinations and first booster at 1 year old. Also for adult dogs and cat you can benefit from discount on flea, tick and worming treatments and spread the cost or all their routine health care by joining our Healthy Pet Scheme.
 

Puppies

The core diseases we vaccinate dogs against are distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis and 4 types of leptospirosis (L4). We use a specially designed regime to protect your dog without unnecessary over-vaccination, and our leptospirosis vaccine is the most up-to-date available, giving twice the protection of the basic one.

Puppies need their initial two injections at least two weeks apart. We can administer the first from 6 weeks of age but your pet needs to be at least 10 weeks old for the second. They are then fully protected one week later. They will need a basic booster each year and a full booster every third year.

We also recommend you protect your puppy against kennel cough, for which the vaccine is given as a drop of liquid in their noses. It takes three weeks to take effect but then lasts a year.
 

Kittens

The main diseases cats are normally vaccinated against are cat flu and feline enteritis, but if your cat is going to be going outside at all we also recommend protecting it against feline leukaemia which can be transmitted from other cats. We use the most up to date and sophisticated vaccines developed especially for cats which cover the maximum number of virus strains currently found in the feline population.  This smart vaccination regime keeps your cat protected without unnecessary over-vaccination, meaning they only need a full booster every three years and can have a basic booster in between.

Kittens can be vaccinated from 9 weeks of age. They require two injections at least three weeks apart and are fully protected one week after the second injection.

Rabbits

The diseases rabbits are vaccinated against are Myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic disease (VHD). Myxomatosis is often fatal to any rabbit which contracts it and they can die overnight from VHD as well.

Practice information

Alexandra Vets

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Hillyfields Vets

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Hillyfields Way Winscombe Somerset BS25 1AE
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