At Clarendon House we are great believers in preventative medicine and vaccination plays a major role here. As your cat counts on you for protection one of the very best things you can do to give your cat a long and healthy life is to ensure that they are vaccinated against common and serious feline infectious diseases. Your cat’s mother gave her kitten immunity from disease for the first few weeks of existence by providing disease-fighting antibodies in her milk. After that period it’s up to you, along with the help and advice of our vets to provide that protection.
Your pet should be protected against those diseases which are most common, highly contagious and which cause serious illness or death. Routine vaccinations at Clarendon House provide protection against feline herpes virus, feline panleucopenia virus, feline calicivirus and feline leukaemia virus (FeLV). We still see cases of unvaccinated cats, and the heart-breaking fact is that they can so easily be prevented. Rabies vaccination may be essential should you wish to travel abroad with your pet. Please speak to our veterinary team for further information and also visit www.gov.uk/pet-travel-information-for-pet-owners
Once kittens have had their initial vaccination course between 8 and 12 weeks of age, it is very important for them to have an annual booster vaccination. It is vital to maintain their immunity as older cats can still contract these serious diseases. Adult cats may need to restart the vaccination course if the booster is allowed to lapse. Our veterinary team will be able to advise you as to when your cat or kitten requires vaccination based on their previous history. If no previous vaccination history is available our vets will simply advise to begin the vaccination course as soon as possible to ensure your cat is fully protected.
At Clarendon House Veterinary Group a full health assessment is included in the price of every vaccination appointment. It is always good to examine your pet for any problems that you may not be aware of. Regular examination helps early diagnosis of a condition and therefore early treatment of any problems detected.
Becoming a member of our Healthy Pet Club will enable you to enjoy a wide range of benefits which includes all essential vaccinations.
If you would like to book your cat or kitten into the surgery for vaccination then please contact our reception team who will be happy to arrange this for you.