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  • Pet Vaccinations in Rotherham | Peak Vets

At Peak Vets, we consider pet vaccinations in Rotherham to be a crucial component of ethical pet care and a means of defending your animals against diseases that can be quite dangerous but are preventable. Although a number of potentially fatal diseases can affect dogs, cats, and rabbits, vaccinations and technological advancements have significantly decreased the number of instances.

Since we don't hear much about them, it is easy to assume that they are no longer a threat to our pets. However, they are still a persistent risk, therefore the best way to keep your pet safe is to vaccinate them.

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How do pet vaccines work?

The viruses and other infectious agents included in pet vaccinations in Rotherham are safe (either dead or weakened) forms of these agents. The immune system of an animal reacts to vaccination by producing antibodies, which serve as a defensive mechanism. These antibodies will stop the sickness from spreading if the animal is later exposed to the actual illness. The vaccinations that Peak veterinarians advise will depend on your pet's lifestyle, risk factors, and the most recent recommendations. Several diseases can be prevented with just one or two shots thanks to modern vaccinations. However, it's crucial to keep in mind that immunisations do not provide lifetime immunity, which is why routine booster shots are advised.

It's also a fantastic opportunity for your pet to receive a thorough medical examination. We give out reminders for every vaccine. Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

Dog Vaccinations in Rotherham

Puppies receive their first vaccines to assist assure dependable protection at a young age and to help overcome any anti-body protection left from their mothers.In order to allow for an early socialisation plan, the first vaccination is often administered about 8 weeks old, and the second two to four weeks later (but no earlier than 10 weeks old). Your certificate of vaccination will be given to you at the second appointment.

Peak veterinary professionals advise obtaining annual booster shots to guarantee vaccinations are current. Leptospirosis and kennel cough are typically covered by annual boosters (which can be administered every six months); however, distemper, parvovirus, and canine hepatitis are typically required every three years. To ensure that a dog is as protected against infections as possible, a yearly vaccination would be necessary. It is our professional opinion as veterinarians to always advise vaccines. Getting a dog vaccinated in Rotherham is not legally required, although it is strongly advised.

The staff at Peak Vets is able to administer the following dog vaccinations;

  • Rabies
  • Leptospirosis
  • LeishmaniasisDistemper
  • Herpes vaccination
  • Parvovirus
  • Kennel Cough
  • Canine Infectious Hepatitis
  • Distemper

To make sure the dog is healthy before the injection, a comprehensive health examination is scheduled for each dog receiving a vaccination. Please let our staff know if your dog is tense or worried so we may come up with a plan to help your dog feel as less stressed as possible.

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Cat Vaccinations in Rotherham

For kittens, the initial vaccination regimen consists of two shots. Because kittens, like puppies, will have some maternal protection in their bloodstream, a second vaccination injection is necessary to ensure full vaccination.

The first vaccination is given to kittens at 8 weeks of age, while the second vaccination is given three weeks later. At the second vaccination appointment in Rotherham, a vaccination certificate will be given.


It's crucial to receive annual booster shots to ensure immunity stays strong. Although vaccinations may be limited to the cat flu and enteritis, they are nevertheless necessary for indoor cats. If you choose not to vaccinate, there is a chance that your cat will get one of several dangerous diseases.

Furthermore, if you need your cat to stay in a cattery or boarding facility or need to travel with them, most places require up-to-date vaccination certificates and will not accept unvaccinated cats. If your cat has their annual round of vaccinations, they can live a long and healthy life.

Here at Peak Vets, we will vaccinate your cat against the following diseases:

  • Cat Flu
  • Feline Enteritis
  • Feline Leukaemia Virus
  • Feline Chlamydophila

We can discuss with you any kind of vaccinations your cat could need.

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Rabbit Vaccinations in Rotherham

Vaccination against viral hemorrhagic disease (VHD) and myxomatosis is advised for rabbits.

With the introduction of our new rabbit vaccine, your pet can now receive protection against both strains of VHD and myxomatosis with a single shot instead of the two that were previously required.Rabbit vaccines in Rotherham are necessary to ensure that your rabbit is sufficiently protected against illnesses that can be fatal or severely incapacitating. We advise yearly examinations and consultations if you have concerns about your rabbit's health in order to make sure it is maintained happy and healthy.

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Pet Vaccinations FAQ section

Why does my pet need to have vaccinations every 12 months?

Depending on the disease that your pet is being vaccinated against, the period of time that they are protected will differ. Certain diseases, such as leptospirosis in dogs and flu in cats only carry around 12 months of protection, which is why a yearly booster is recommended. Even though your pet might be being vaccinated every 12 months, it is not always against the same diseases – your vaccination card will show you which diseases they are getting boosters for each visit. Visiting us every 12 months for vaccinations also means your pet gets a full annual health check, which is equally important!

Does my pet need to be vaccinated if they live inside?

Although your pet may not go outside, it is still possible for diseases to be brought into the house. This could be via soil on a dirty boot or via other wildlife that could enter the home. Therefore, having full vaccination can provide the protection needed for all circumstances, meaning you don’t have to take the risk.

I have heard that vaccines are risky and to avoid them – is that true?

Any veterinary procedure that is performed can carry some sort of risk, however, in the case of vaccinations, it is important to remember that for the majority of pets the benefits of being vaccinated greatly outweigh the risks. Vaccination reactions are rare and where they do occur, they are mostly short-term and mild. Reactions of this nature show that the vaccine is effectively stimulating the immune system. The team at Peak vets are always happy to talk to you about the benefits and risks associated with vaccinating your pet to help identify the most suitable strategy as part of their wider preventative healthcare programme.

Are there any schemes/offers to help with covering the cost of my pets’ vaccinations?

Protect your pet against preventable diseases from as a little as £16.00 a month by ensuring their essential treatments are up to date with a membership to our Pet Health for Life plan.