Vaccinations

Vaccinations at Cashman and O'Driscoll Vets, Glanmire, Cork

Vaccinations are necessary to keep your pet healthy, as they prevent diseases that can kill their victims.

Once your young puppy or kitten has got their initial vaccinations, you will receive an annual reminder from us about your pet's booster programme and health check.

Puppies & Dogs

Depending on the age of your puppy, he/she will need either two or three vaccinations initially.

The 'Parvo' vaccination is given from six weeks of age.

The '7 in 1' is given at eight weeks and a booster vaccination is given at 10 weeks.

The diseases that your puppy is routinely vaccinated against are:

  • Distemper,
  • Hepatitis,
  • Leptospirosis,
  • Parvovirus,
  • Para-influenza.

Once the initial vaccination course is complete, your puppy will only need booster injections which can be done with his/her annual health check. Where the booster has not been done by the correct time, we recommend that the full course is restarted in order to be sure of a high level of immunity. If your dog goes into kennels they will need the 'Kennel Cough' vaccination. This should be done at least three weeks before your dog goes into kennels.

Cats

Kittens need a course of two vaccinations. These can start from nine weeks of age, with a booster three weeks later.

Cats are vaccinated against:

  • Cat Flu
  • Feline Enteritis
  • Feline Leukaemia.

Just as with puppies, you will receive an annual reminder about your pets' booster vaccinations and health check.

Rabbits

There are many different types of rabbits and all should be vaccinated against Myxomatosis every six months. They can also be vaccinated against Viral Haemorrhagic Disease.