IMPORTANT CLIENT UPDATE
YOUR PET’S VACCINATION INFORMATION DURING COVID-19 OUTBREAK
What We Vaccinate Against...
Parvovirus (also known as Parvo)
Rabies (if travelling abroad)
Unvaccinated Puppies and Kittens
If you puppy is yet to receive any vaccinations these can be safely delayed by keeping your puppy at home with access to your garden and away from any unvaccinated dogs.
If your kitten is yet to receive any vaccinations these can safely be delayed by keeping your kitten indoors.
My Puppy/Kitten has had it’s First Vaccination but not it’s Second
If you puppy/kitten has recently had it’s 1st vaccination they will be due there 2nd in 3-4 weeks. Currently we are unable to offer and vaccinations so please keep your puppy safe at home with access to your garden and your kitten indoors and away from any unvaccinated dogs/cats. We may need to re-start your pet’s vaccination course when this period of uncertainty is over.
My Dog/Cat is due it’s 1st Annual Booster
There is a 4 week period of flexibility with the 1st annual booster after your puppy/kitten initial course of vaccinations. Depending on this period of uncertainty we may need to re-start your pet’s vaccination course.
My Dog/Cat is due their Annual Booster
Annual boosters have a 3 month flexibility period so depending on how long this period of uncertainty lasts, boosters will need to be delayed until the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons lifts current restrictions.
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.
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 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 .
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.
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)
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.
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
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!
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.
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.