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Regular dog and cat vaccinations are an essential part of pet healthcare, which help your four-legged friend from contracting common diseases. Additionally, if you wish to travel abroad with your animals, some vaccinations are mandatory in order to get a travel health certificate.


Why are pet vaccinations important? 

Your dogs and cats need vaccinations to protect them from infectious diseases. Thanks to vaccination becoming a routine part of a pet healthcare plan, the incidence of these infectious diseases has dropped dramatically in the past 50 years, but this does not mean that vaccinations are not important. 

Cat and dog vaccinations not only protect your own pet, but also the community you live in, as the overall number of protected pets increases. This means that eventually, with effective vaccination within a community, certain diseases could be eradicated entirely.  

Finally, pet vaccinations are highly effective and cost efficient. Providing your animal with regular boosters can provide long-lasting protection.

“Not only are you helping to ensure the overall health of your pet, but you are also saving yourself the cost of treating diseases.”

Dog vaccinations

All puppies need to have a primary course of vaccinations at 6-8 weeks old and then again at 10 weeks old. This course of dog vaccinations consists of a single injection at each visit which includes Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Leptospirosis valencies. After a year, your puppy will need to have a booster vaccination. This is then followed by annual vaccinations of a reduced number of valencies. 

At our practice in Kensington, we would also recommend administering the vaccination against Kennel Cough. This is a single intranasal or subcutaneous application of Bordetella and Parainfluenza components which can then be followed with annual boosters for maximum protection. 

Cat vaccinations

Vaccinations for kittens consist of a first course of two injections at 9 and 12 weeks old. This is a single injection at each visit which includes Herpesvirus, Calicivirus and Panleukopenia valencies. Then after one year, your kitten will require a booster, which should continue to be administered every one to three years after. 

If you have an outdoor cat, they will also need vaccinating against Feline Leukaemia. We can include this is the same injection as your core kitten vaccinations or it can be added at a later date. For maximum protection, annual boosters of this cat vaccination are also recommended.

Pet vaccinations for travel

When travelling abroad, your pet may need extra vaccinations. It is highly likely that both cats and dogs travelling abroad will need a rabies vaccine, but always make sure to double check the requirements of the country you are travelling to. If you have any queries about travel to specific countries, we are, of course, more than happy to help. 


How much do dog and cat vaccinations cost? 

The costs of pet vaccinations can vary based on your specific requirements, which can be discussed in more detail during a vet consultation. Our general prices for dog and cat vaccinations are: 

  • Puppy Vaccinations – £44.40 for each injection
  • Kitten Vaccinations – £42 – £48 for each injection
  • Rabies Vaccination – £65
  • Annual Dog Booster Vaccinations – £50 – £95
  • Annual Cat Booster Vaccination – £59 – £65

Book an appointment online today to discuss in further detail vaccinations for your pet or get in touch with us for any questions you may have.

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