Make sure you protect your pets and keep them safe by keeping up to date with their vaccinations.

If the number of pets protected by vaccines drops our animal companions could be at risk from an outbreak of infectious diseases, some of which can be transmitted to humans.

When to vaccinate

When puppies and kittens are born they are usually protected from infections by their mother’s milk, providing she has been regularly vaccinated. However, this protection only lasts a few weeks so they need regular vaccinations from an early age.

Puppies are typically vaccinated at 8 and then 10 weeks,
Kittens at 9 and then 12 weeks.

Your young pet should then be given a booster 12 months after their first vaccination and then every year thereafter.

Rabbits need regular vaccinations too, starting at 8 weeks of age then a booster given every year

Older pets need protecting too, as their immunity can decline.