Vaccinations play an important role in building up your pet’s immunity and maintain good health by protecting them from infectious diseases. Vaccinating a healthy pet is far more effective than treating a sick pet.
Puppies and kittens should receive a series of vaccinations starting at 6-8 weeks of age. If you have just welcomed a new pet into your home, feel free to bring them down to the clinic to meet the staff and discuss your personal vaccination requirements.
Cats are vaccinated against feline panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis and calicivirus. We also strongly recommend to vaccinate against FIV, the feline aids virus.
Dogs are vaccinated against canine distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, parainfluenza and leptospirosis. These are all given as a combination vaccination, so they only need a single injection. We also recommend to vaccinate your dog against Kennel Cough (Bordetella), especially if you are planning for your dog to be boarded at a boarding kennel or attend doggy daycare.
Feel free to check with us well before a planned stay in a kennel or cattery, so we can ensure your pet is covered and vaccinations are up to date.
A lost pet is a very upsetting experience. We recommend microchipping for cats and dogs as a safe, effective and inexpensive way to increase the chance of your pet making a safe return to the family.
The microchip is approximately the size of a grain of rice and is inserted under the skin. It has a unique identification number that allows the pet to be tracked back to you with the aid of a scanner and a national database holding your contact details. They do not require batteries, and last for the life of the pet. All shelters and veterinary clinics have microchip scanners and are able to identify an owned pet by contacting the registration service. With that, it is possible to get in contact with you and letting you know where your pet has been found.
We can microchip your pet during a general health check exam, during a specific appointment or when they come in for any kind of surgery. The insertion procedure is quick and simple. It is administered using a similiar sized needle to a vaccination.