Cat and Dog Vaccinations, the facts
Yes! Vaccinations protect against life threatening (often fatal) disease – just as you would be protected by vaccinations against highly dangerous infections when travelling abroad.
The WSAVA core vaccines are against:
Additional vaccinations we recommend
A blood test is available to check antibody titre levels against Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvovirus. We use the gold standard laboratory test rather than quicker/cheaper in house methods which can be inaccurate. The cost of this is £121. There is no blood test that will effectively tell you if your dog has effective immunity against Leptospirosis or Kennel Cough
The most common side effect following vaccinations is a mild transient sting. The risk of side effects following vaccinations are characterised as rare by regulatory authorities. The Veterinary Medicines Directorate said the incidence of adverse reactions to Nobivac L4 is 0.064 per cent. Or, in other words, for every 10,000 doses administered, the VMD has received reports of six adverse reactions. We are constantly monitoring the scientific updates looking at risk of side effects versus benefits of vaccinations and the current advice is the benefit greatly exceeds the risks.