Vaccination & Annual Health Check

Kittens and puppies must be protected against the major infectious diseases before they are taken or allowed outside. The course will usually consist of two injections given 2 to 4 weeks apart and generally can be started from 8 weeks of age.


Dogs are normally protected against Distemper, Hepatitis, two forms of Leptospirosis and Parvovirus infections. The vaccines also give some protection against Kennel Cough but an additional intra-nasal vaccine is often necessary before boarding in kennels.

We recommend a developmental check at 6 months of age. It is important at this time to see that growth and general health is normal and give you any advice that may be necessary.


Cats are usually protected against the Cat Flu Viruses and Feline Leukaemia Virus.

Booster vaccinations

Booster injections are necessary from time to time and the appropriate vaccine will be given at the annual health check. These regular checks are important to assess overall health and identify any problems that may not always be obvious.

The condition of teeth, the worming schedule, possible flea infestation, behavioural problems and diet can all be discussed.

Rabies vaccination

Rabies vaccination will be necessary if you intend to take your pet abroad and return without quarantine. Please refer to the Travel section for advice on this.

Reminders will be sent to let you know when the booster and health check is due.

Feline Advisory Bureau information on cat vaccination and other topics.