Come to us for your pet’s annual vaccinations, and receive some of the best preventative care around

Lauren-Edwards-in-prep-roomVaccinations are incredibly important and essential as they are the only way to protect your pet from deadly contagious diseases. From a tiny and quick injection, your pet will develop immunity to a number of diseases, some of which can be fatal.

In any case, these diseases are highly contagious and can be spread between dogs, cats and other furry pets while they’re out having a walk, roaming their local territory or simply playing in the garden. This is why a vaccination is so important, because it protects your pet’s life allowing you to enjoy their companionship for years to come.

When to vaccinate?

If you have a new pet, he or she can be vaccinated from around eight weeks of age, although the timings can slightly change depending on what type of pet you have. Please do not worry if you are unsure though because one of our experienced team members will explain everything to you in a way that is really easy to understand.

To ensure your new little pet has developed a strong immunity against a number of diseases, they will require something called a primary vaccination course. This usually involves two injections that are given between two and four weeks apart. You can start the course of treatment later, but any resistance against disease will not be ensured until a week after the second injection.

After the primary course has been given, your pet’s immunity may decrease throughout the year. That’s why your pet will require an annual vaccination against some diseases that will ‘boost’ their immunity year on year – ensuring that they stay safe and protected against nasty and sometimes life threatening diseases. This is also a great opportunity for us to give your pet a thorough health check and to discuss any concerns you may have.

If you’re at all concerned about forgetting your pet’s next vaccination then please do not worry. Here at Runnymede Vet Hill Hospital we like to make things as easy for you as possible. That’s why we will send you a little reminder each time your pet’s vaccination is due.

All you have to do is give us a call and book an appointment. If you would like to speak to a member of our team about vaccinations or to see what appointments we have free then please call (01784) 436367 or (01344 620504 for Sunningdale)

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