Vaccinations For Dogs & Cats

Core vaccinations are vaccinations that are recommended by The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) for all dogs and cats throughout the world. They must be received at the recommended intervals in order to provide life long protection against infectious disease.

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We routinely vaccinate against a number of diseases for cats and dogs.

Vaccinations For Dogs

Canine Infectious Hepatitis (Canine Adenovirus 1 or CAV-1)

A viral infection that can vary from symptoms of a mild fever to death with a mortality rate varying from 10-30%. It is contracted through access to contaminated secretions such as saliva, faeces and urine.

Canine Distemper

A potentially fatal viral infection that causes fever and affects multiple areas of the body with the main route of infection through breathing in contaminated virus droplets.

Canine Parvovirus

A highly infectious, potentially fatal infection that causes acute bloody diarrhoea. It first emerged in the 1970’s. Infection is through access to infected faeces or from the surroundings where there has been faecal exposure (environment, clothing or equipment).


A bacterial infection that dogs catch from being exposed to contaminated urine in the environment. It has the potential to be passed onto any mammal, including ourselves. The infection invades mucous membranes or damaged skin and causes organ damage which can persist in the kidneys for a period of time

Vaccinations For Cats

Feline Panleukopaenia

A highly contagious and potentially fatal disease in cats. It can be considered like a feline parvovirus that is transmitted through infected faeces and results in fever, vomiting and diarrhoea.

For infected pregnant cats it can cause abortion and stillbirth.

Cat Flu or Feline Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Disease

This is commonly caused by feline herpesvirus (FHV-1) or feline calicivirus (FCV). Infection is by oronasal or conjunctival secretions causing the typical signs of cat flu such as sneezing, conjunctivitis and nasal discharge.

Non Core Vaccinations

There are also a number of other non-core vaccinations that are optional for dog and cat owners.

Non Core Dog Vaccinations

Kennel Cough (Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex)

A highly infectious disease that has been linked with several viruses including canine parainfluenza virus, canine adenovirus (CAV-2), canine influenza virus (H3N8 and H3N2), canine distemper, respiratory coronavirus and canine pneumovirus. The bacteria Bordetella bronchiseptica can also cause the disease. Clinical symptoms of a harsh, dry cough are often reported followed by retching and gagging. Most dogs recover over 2-3 weeks with some dogs requiring treatment.


An acute, progressive viral infection of the brain that causes marked inflammation and results in death. Infection is usually from a bite from a rabid animal.

Non Core Cat Vaccinations

Chlamydial Disease

This causes primary conjunctivitis including sneezing and nasal discharge. Infection is from close contact with infected cats. Kittens can be particularly affected.

Feline Bordetellosis

The bacteria Bordetella bronchiseptica has been implicated in cat flu. Again, kittens are at risk of being more seriously affected.

Feline Leukaemia

The infectious cause of white blood cell cancer is caused by the feline leukaemia virus (FeLV). Infection is passed on through saliva, tears, urine or faeces. The infection affects the immune system and can result in cancer (lymphoma), reproductive problems as well as vomiting and diarrhoea.

Prevention is better than cure – book a vaccination for your dog or cat today, call 01332 678333

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