Quality, professional veterinary care, tailored for you and your pet.
JULIE INNES VETS, HAMILTON
We believe in regular vaccinations for dogs, cats and rabbits. Sadly, the diseases
that we vaccinate against are still a very real threat in the UK today. We constantly
update our vaccination regimes to reflect the latest research, so we can be confident
that your pet gets the protection he or she needs. Our vaccination protocols are
We vaccinate against parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and leptospirosis.
All these diseases are very serious and often fatal. These diseases can be spread
WITHOUT contact with another dog, so we strongly recommend that puppies are not allowed
out until they are fully protected.
We vaccinate puppies at or around 6 and 10 weeks old, with a minimum gap of 2 weeks
between the two sets of injections. We advise that they won’t be fully covered until
1 week after their second vaccination.
In older dogs, we don’t vaccinate against everything every year, based on the latest
research, but we do need to vaccinate against leptospirosis and parainfluenza every
year, and the others every 3 years . The yearly vaccination also includes a full
health check, which is really important for your dog’s wellbeing.
In cats we vaccinate against cat flu, enteritis and feline leukaemia. Flu and enteritis
can be spread through the air, so even house cats should be vaccinated against them..
We strongly recommend that outdoor cats are protected against leukaemia, as this
is spread by cat to cat contact, or in saliva, and there is no treatment.. Yearly
vaccination is advised for all three diseases.
We vaccinate kittens at 9 and 12 weeks of age, and advise that they will be protected
1-2 weeks after their second vaccination
Again, the yearly booster incorporates a full health check, which can be invaluable
in identifying any other problems your cat may have.
Rabbits can be vaccinated against myxomatosis and Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD).
Even house rabbits could be at risk from these diseases, both of which are usually
fatal, so please make sure your pet is covered. We vaccinate rabbits from around
10 weeks old, and then on a yearly basis. The two vaccines are given as a combined