Without the protection these vaccines provide, your pet’s treatment will be extremely challenging if they were ever unlucky enough to contract any of the diseases listed below.
Our vets have pulled together information on the vaccines we promote and how they can help your pet. We strongly recommend that all pet owners in the Devizes area consider pet vaccination as an essential part of their pet’s healthcare. To book your pet’s vaccination, you can use PetsApp or give us a call.
As your pet gets older, it is essential that you continue their vaccinations as their immunity will become more vulnerable. The protection provided by each booster lasts around a year so annual vaccinations are essential to keep your pets fighting fit. It is also worth checking with kennels, catteries and pet sitters what vaccinations and parasitic treatments they require your pet to have. To learn more about parasite prevention visit our dedicated webpage.
At Estcourt Vets, we routinely vaccinate against the following diseases:
We can also offer dog vaccinations against the following. These vaccines must be requested and are not part of the usual vaccination course:
If someone you know is asking ‘what vaccines do dogs need’, share this page with them and if you would like to book your dog in for their initial course or booster vaccination, use PetsApp or contact our reception team. We recommend starting your dog’s vaccine course when they are 8 weeks old. They will require a follow up booster 2-4 weeks later and then it changes to annual boosters thereafter.
We routinely vaccinate your cats against the following three diseases at Estcourt Vets. Kittens should be vaccinated from 9 weeks old and then again 3-4 weeks later. Following this they require annual boosters to keep their immunity up.
If you are concerned your cat may be affected by one of these conditions, or you would like to book them in for their vaccinations, please use PetsApp or contact our team.
Domesticated rabbits are susceptible to the same diseases as wild rabbits here in the UK, and with the majority of pet rabbits living outside, it is important owners protect them as best they can. At Estcourt Vets, we are often asked ‘do rabbits need vaccinating’ and we always say yes, it is in the best interest of your pet. We vaccinate against the following diseases and recommend starting your rabbit from 5 weeks old:
Myxomatosis – this can be fatal to rabbits in the UK and often presents with nasal and eye discharge, lethargy, blindness caused by eye inflammation, swelling, redness, ulcers, loss of appetite and respiratory issues.
Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD1 and VHD2) – this highly infectious and often fatal condition is spread with direct contact or through the droppings of an infected rabbit. It causes lethargy, difficulty breathing, lack of co-ordination, loss of appetite and bloody discharge from the nose/mouth. In some cases, the first clinical sign of this disease is death.