Cats & Kittens
At Brockwell Vets we vaccinate all cats against Flu, Enteritis and Feline Leukemia and you can also opt for chlamydia. Vaccination is the only proven method of protecting your cat against these diseases. We stock Purevax of Merial and Pentofel of Zoetis vaccines.
Kittens can be vaccinated from 8 weeks of age and the Primary Vaccination course is given when vaccinating cats for the first time, whether adult or kitten. It is given twice, 3-4 weeks apart. The cat can then start going out a week after the second vaccine.
If your kitten had a different first vaccine from the breeder, that is incompatible with ours, we give the full primary course for the price of the booster, so two injections 2-3 weeks apart for £40.
It is recommended that adult cats are inoculated every 12 months thereafter against flu and every three years against enteritis and Leukemia
A text message is sent out yearly reminding you that your cat’s Annual Health check and a booster to maintain its immunity, is due. During the yearly examination the vet can pick up early any signs of problems and advise you on a whole range of matters. It is also a good opportunity to stock up on worming and flea treatment etc for the year.
Dogs & Puppies
Vaccination is the only proven method of protecting your dog against Distemper, Infectious Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza and Leptospirosis.
We advise to have your puppy or dog vaccinated in order to protect it against the above potentially fatal diseases and to keep it in the best of health for the rest of it’s life.
We stock Vanguard and Versican of Zoetis Dog vaccines and the Primary vaccination course consists of two injections usually 2-3 weeks apart.
If your puppy has a different first vaccine from the breeder, that is incompatible with ours, we give the full primary course for the price of the booster, so two injections 2-3 weeks apart for £40.
Vanguard can be given from seven weeks but for the second vaccine, the puppy has to be at least ten weeks old.
Versican is the new vaccine by Zoetis and is the only vaccine to combine DHPPI+L4 in a single injection. The first vaccine can be given from six weeks and the second one 3-4 weeks later, which means the 2nd vaccine can be given at 9 weeks of age. This is very important for early socialization reasons.
A text message is sent out yearly reminding you that your dog’s Annual Health check and a booster to maintain its immunity, is due. During the yearly examination, the vet can pick up early any signs of problems and advise you on a whole range of matters. It is also a good opportunity to stock up on worming and flea treatment etc for the year.
Both Vanguard and Versican provide 3 years duration of immunity for Parvovirus, Distemper and Adenovirus and in our practice we give the vaccine against these diseases every three years but we give yearly the leptospirosis, as it is a zoonosis, which means that humans can get it. Usually the source of the disease is rats.
Versican provides protection at the earliest opportunity, as it has been proven to be protective against virulent challenge in the presence of maternally derived antibodies to Parvovirus, Distemper and Adenovirus at levels equal or higher to those likely to be encountered under field conditions. As a result Versican Plus can be used from 6 weeks of age with an important early onset of immunity being achieved for Parvovirus, Distemper and Adenovirus at 9 weeks. Parainfluenza and Leptospirosis immunity follow shortly thereafter at 12 and 13 weeks respectively.
It is important to inoculate your puppy around 6 weeks for two reasons :
- The first one is that maternal antibodies gotten by the mother’s milk, are not protecting any more
- The second one is that we want the full protection as soon as possible so that you can socialize your puppy freely with other dogs and puppies without any worry. This is crucial to your dog’s development because puppies need to be gently exposed to as many different situations as early as possible.
For worried dog owners concerned about infectious bronchitis, commonly known as Kennel Cough, a vaccine is available and we advise you to immunize your dog. The disease is rife at the moment.