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Why should I vaccinate my pet?


The vast majority of the diseases we vaccinate against have no cure. The treatment given to animals with these diseases is supportive to try to help the animal's immune system to overcome the illness.


Vaccination ensures your pet's immune systems learns to recognise and fight these diseases as your pet comes into contact with them.

Your pet needs to have a booster vaccination every year as one vaccination does not provide lifelong cover.

Each time your pet comes into Grove Lodge Vets for a vaccination they will receive a thorough health check from the vet.

Dogs are vaccinated against:


  • Canine parvovirus
  • Canine hepatitis
  • Canine distemper (hardpad)
  • Leptospirosis
  • Coronavirus
  • Bordatella bronchiseptica

Cats are vaccinated against:


  • Feline leukemia virus
  • Feline infectious enteritis
  • Feline calici virus
  • Feline herpes virus

Rabbits are vaccinated against:


  • Viral Haemorrhagic Disease (VHD)
  • Myxomatosis

Don't forget that your cat and dog vaccinations are included in the Grove Lodge Vets Pet Health Club!

Grove Lodge Vets is offering a free urine test for pets over 7 years of age when they come in for a vaccination. Older animals are commonly presented to the surgery with a variety of complaints that could have been avoided or treated if they were noted at an earlier stage.


If you bring in a fresh sample of your pet's urine when they are having a vaccination, we will test it for free. We do appreciate that sample collection can be difficult in some animals, but persevere! If you require any advice just give us a call.


Please complete the questionnaire below, thinking carefully about the answers you give, as they could highlight some potential problems. Do not hesitate to ask any questions with regard to your pet's health when you come in for your appointment. It is very useful if you bring in a fresh urine sample from your pet.


1.    What do you currently feed your pet?
           
2.    Has your pet's weight changed in the last year?
If so has it increased or decreased?           

3.    Has the amount of water that your pet drinks changed?
If so has it increased or decreased?           

4.    Do you presently take any measures to keep your pet's teeth clean?
           
5.    Have you noticed any changes in your pet's behaviour?
           
6.    Does your pet have any difficulties with exercise?
           
7.    Has your pet been wormed within the last 3 months?
           
8.    Are there any aspects of your pet's health that presently concern you?