Vaccinations

Vaccinations play an important role in maintaining your pet’s health by protecting them from a number of infectious diseases. Puppies and kittens are particularly vulnerable, but with a good vaccination protocol, the risk of disease can be greatly reduced.

At Greenlane Veterinary Clinic, we recommend vaccinating your pet following the guidelines below:

Puppies

1st vaccinationStarting at 6-8 weeks of ageVanguard 5 plus (Parvo,Hepatitis,Distemper + parainfluenza)
2nd vaccination4 weeks after 1st vaccinationVanguard 5 plus, Leptoguard (leptospirosis), kennel cough
3rd vaccination4 weeks after 2nd vaccinationVanguard 5 plus, Leptoguard, kennel cough
*The last vaccination must be given at or over 16 weeks of age to ensure it is effective.

Note: Your kennel may have different requirements to the ones stated above, please check with your kennel well before your dog is due to stay there.

After completion of their puppy vaccination series, they must be boostered in 12 months time. We will send a reminder to ensure this isn’t forgotten.

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Adult dogs

Vaccination guidelines for adult dogs are three-yearly Dhppi, leptospirosis and kennel cough boosters. This may vary depending on your dog’s vaccination history and if kennel requirements demand more frequent kennel cough vaccinations.

Kittens

1st vaccinationStarting 6-8 weeks of ageFelocell 3
2nd vaccination4 weeks after 1st vaccinationFelocell 3, +/- FIV
3rd vaccination3-4 weeks after 2nd vaccinationFelocell 3*, +/- FIV
*The last vaccination must be given at or over 14 weeks of age to ensure it is effective.

The FIV (feline aids) vaccination is optional but is highly recommended. They require 3 vaccinations 2-4 weeks apart to be fully protected against FIV.

After completion of their kitten vaccination series, they must be boostered in 12 months time. We will send a reminder to ensure this isn’t forgotten.

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Adult cats

Vaccination guidelines for adult cats are three yearly Tricat vaccinations + FIV annually if your cat is vaccinated against this.

Please be aware annual vaccinations are required if your cat enters a cattery.