Vaccinations & identifications

What We Vaccinate Against...

Parvovirus (also known as Parvo)

Distemper

Infectious Hepatitis

Leptospirosis (L4)

Kennel Cough

Rabies (if travelling abroad)

People often question the importance of having your pet vaccinated, but it is worth remembering that many of these pet diseases we vaccinate against are FATAL.

If you have any questions please make an appointment to discuss this with the veterinary surgeon.

Dog Vaccinations

Primary Vaccinations

After bringing your puppy home, it is important that they take a few days to settle in to family life before they have their vaccinations. They must be at least 8 weeks before they have the first vaccine, and then require a second part 4 weeks later to be fully covered. It takes another 3 weeks for your puppy to become fully immune before they can go out on a walk and socialize with other dogs.

Boosters

A yearly booster is needed to keep your dogs immunity topped up. After the primary vaccines, you will receive a vaccination card with the details and type of vaccine your dog has received. We also offer an email service for booster reminders if you have had vaccinations with us. 

Kennel Cough

Kennel cough is a generalisation of a group of bacteria and viruses that cause the dog to get a harsh cough. As the name suggests, dogs that use boarding kennels are at risk because of the close proximity with other dogs, but what many people do not realise is that it can also be transmitted through dog-to-dog contact, especially in dog busy areas like training  classes and busy parks. 

The vaccination is not injected like the regular vaccine, a small amount of the vaccine liquid is squirted up the nose. It then takes 3 days for your dog to be fully immune against Kennel Cough and it lasts for one year. 

The vaccination does not prevent disease it primes the immune system to mount an immune response .

Cat Vaccinations

Primary Vaccinations

After bringing your kitten home, it is important that they take a few days to settle in to family life before they have their vaccinations. They must be at least 9 weeks before they have the first vaccine, and then require a second part 3 or 4 weeks later to be fully covered.

Boosters

As with all vaccinations, your cat will need a yearly booster to keep their immune system topped up from these diseases. After your primary vaccinations, you will receive a vaccination card detailing the type of vaccines your cat has received. We also offer an email service for booster reminders if you have had vaccinations with us.

What We Vaccinate Against...

Cat Flu (feline calicivirus)

Cat Flu (feline herpes virus)

Feline Leukaemia

Feline Panleucopenia

 

Rabbit Vaccinations

After bringing your rabbit home, it is important that they take a few days to settle in to family life before they have their vaccinations. They must be at least 5 weeks before they have the first vaccine for Myxomatosis and RHD1, it takes another 3 weeks for your rabbit to become fully immune. They must be  at least 10 weeks of age for RHD 2 vaccine that we use. It takes 7 days for immunity. 

Boosters

A yearly booster is needed for both vaccines to keep your rabbits immunity topped up. After the primary vaccine, you will receive a vaccination card with the details and type of vaccine your rabbit has received. We also offer an email service for booster reminders if you have had vaccinations with us.

We Vaccinate Against

Myxomatosis

Rabbit Haemorragic Disease (RHD 1 and 2)

Remember to keep your chip and tag details up to date! This includes if you move or if the pet is re-homed!

Mircochipping

It is now a legal requirement for dogs to be microchipped. This is a simple and quick procedure that just implants a chip, the size of a piece of rice, under the skin between the shoulder blades.

 

This chip has a unique number with it, and that number will be registered to you. We also advise microchipping your cats and rabbits to enable missing pets in the Pontypool area to be returned home. Micro chipping at the time of neutering can also be performed.

Pet Tags

Aside from micro chipping your puppy it is also a legal requirement that they have a pet tag on their collar. These can range from plastic tags to strong durable stainless steel.

 

It is advisable not to put your pets name on the tag but instead put your surname and two or three contact numbers and your address.

You can put our number here at Folly Veterinary Centre on the back so if your puppy is lost locally it is likely to be brought here.

 

This will save your puppy from being taken to the dog warden where you will have to pay a fee to retrieve them. We sell a range of pet tags at our reception.

Useful Links

British Veterinary Association: 

 http://www.bva.co.uk/


The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons: 

 http://www.rcvs.org.uk

The Bristish Small Animal Association: 

http://www.bsava.com/

Feline Advisory Bureau:

http://www.icatcare.org/

Kennel Club: 

http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/

PETS Passports: 

https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad

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