Vaccinations for dogs and cats during the covid-19 social distancing phase.
BOOSTER VACCINATIONS / HEALTH CHECKS
Following Government advice, we must postpone booster vaccinations and routine health checks to adult dogs and cats during this lockdown phase, except for exceptional circumstances.
For adult dogs and cats, there is some leeway in the timing of a booster vaccination and these can be delayed for up to 3 months after the due date.
This will hopefully allow us to delay booster vaccinations until after the lockdown period. Should this period be extended , or your pet goes longer than 3 months from the date the vaccination is due a restart, vaccination courses may be necessary once clinic visits become possible for routine cases.
If you feel your pet has exceptional circumstances please ask to speak to one of our vets to discuss options.
We will send reminders again in 1 month, so your pet will not be forgotten. Instructions at this point will depend on the circumstances.
365 HEALTH PLANS
If your pet is due for a routine 10 point health check these can be delayed until your next 6 month check or booster.
You can arrange to collect your regular flea, tick and worm treatment at your branch – please telephone first to organise this so your wait in the surgery is as short as possible.
PUPPIES AND KITTENS NOT YET VACCINATED
If your puppy or kitten can be confined to your property until after the lockdown period, the best advice is that primary vaccinations should be delayed until restrictions are lifted.
If your puppy or kitten will have to go out or meet other cats or dogs, then the risk is too great and we may be able to give 1st or 2nd primary vaccines. Please call your branch for advice.
Clients are welcome to ring and discuss their pet’s individual requirements.
IF YOUR PET IS UNWELL OR INJURED
We are open as usual for telephone queries when we can discuss if your pet needs to be seen at the surgery or can be managed at home.