Personal Professional Pet Care

Animal Healthcare and Vaccination

The Glenn Veterinary Clinic advises that all animals have an Annual Health Check. This is often carried out at the time of the Annual Vaccination although even species such as guinea pigs who don’t need vaccinations still need to have check ups to enable early detection of disease.

During the Annual Health Check , our vets will examine:

We would also ask our Clients to bring a urine sample from their pet. We check this for indications of early kidney problems, Diabetes and other conditions such as Cushing’s Syndrome.

We advise that elderly animals are examined at least twice a year as problems can often develop quickly at this stage of life.

If problems are detected, further investigation will be discussed and any further appointments made as required.

We feel that early detection is vital to prevent unnecessary pain and distress. Often early treatment also enables the progression of a disease to be slowed ensuring a better quality of life.

Vaccination

Vaccination is also important in preventing fatal and debilitating diseases.

Puppies are vaccinated against Distemper, Infectious Hepatitis, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza and Leptospirosis.

The first vaccination is given after 6 weeks of age. The second vaccination is given at 10 weeks - or 2 weeks after the first vaccination if the puppy is older than 10 weeks.

They then receive an Annual Booster vaccination to maintain a good level of immunity. Dogs going into Boarding Kennels need an additional vaccination against Kennel Cough.

This can be given ideally at least 10 days before being kenneled but as protection lasts for 1 year, this can also be given annually.

Kittens need to be vaccinated against Cat Flu (Feline Herpes virus and Feline Calicivirus), Panleaucopaenia (also known as Feline Enteritis) and Feline Leucaemia (a common cause of cancer in cats).

The first vaccination is given at 9 weeks old and the second vaccination is given at 12 weeks old, or 3 weeks later if older that 12 weeks.

Cats also need annual boosters to give them a good level of immunity. They do not need any additional vaccinations before going to Kennels.

Rabbits also need to be vaccinated. They are vaccinated against Myxomatosis which is spread by fleas and Viral Haemorraghic Disease which is an airborne infection causing sudden death. Both are prevalent in Northern Ireland. Rabbits can be vaccinated from 12 weeks old and receive 1 injection annually for each disease given 2 weeks apart.

Dogs and Cats going abroad need to be vaccinated against Rabies. This is given as 1 injection after 12 weeks old. Boosters are given every 2 years. A blood test is taken 30 days after the vaccination to ensure there has been an adequate immune response.

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The Glenn Veterinary Clinic right in the middle of Bangor and is just off high street. There is parking in the Flagship shopping centre or on roads around.

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