Winston Park Vet

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Pet Info

Recommended Vaccination Schedules

Dogs

First Vaccination: 6-8 weeks of age

Second Vaccination: 9-11 weeks of age (Rabies included)

Third Vaccination: 12-14 weeks of age (Rabies included)

Cats

First Vaccination: 9 weeks of age

Second Vaccination: 12 weeks of age (Rabies included)

An ANNUAL VACCINE thereafter is recommended.

Recently there has been some discussion as to whether annual vaccinations are necessary. Although some components of the annual vaccine will last for 3 years in a normal challenge environment, other parts will not. Every pet responds differently to a vaccine and it is our recommendation therefore, that an adult receive annual vaccines up until they reach 75% of their expected lifespan. When they are elderly the 6 in 1 vaccine can be dropped.

IT IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT IN KWAZULU-NATAL THAT RABIES VACCINE BE GIVEN ANNUALLY.

Other Vaccines:

Kennel Cough 

Kennel cough is a highly contagious disease of the respiratory tract in dogs. It results in a nasty honking cough. Many boarding kennels require this vaccination. It needs to be given at least 7 days before boarding and should be boosted annually.

Feline Leukaemia Virus Vaccine

FeLV is a highly contagious disease that infects cats of all ages. It is caught by exposure to all body fluids, blood, urine etc. This vaccine needs to be given twice, one month apart in the first year and then annually thereafter.