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Your pet

Dogs and Cats are susceptible to a range of dangerous infectious diseases.

Fortunately, we can immunise against most of these diseases. Not all vaccines are the same. We invest time researching the best vaccines that are available based on safety, efficacy and ease of use. We don’t want to give vaccines unnecessarily so we also choose the vaccine according to your pet’s age, lifestyle and certain other risk factors.

Unlike immunisation in people, it is essential to get your pet vaccinated annually as some pet vaccines only last a year. If you are late, you may have to start your pet’s course again with two injections – adding extra cost to your preventative healthcare programme. It is for this reason that we send all City Road  clients regular reminders through the post when vaccines are due.

Whilst clearly very important, the vaccination that your pet receives every year is only a very small part of what we do during your annual visit. The ‘health examination’ that we carry out at the same time is actually the most important part of preventative health care for your pet.

Most vaccines are given by injection under the fold of skin at the neck of your pet – in most cases your pet will barely notice. For kennel cough prevention, the vaccine is given into the nostril of your dog. Your pet will probably sneeze and lick the nose after – this is perfectly normal and is part of the vaccination process.