Cabinet vétérinaire des Mangettes

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Dog Vaccinations

 

1. « DHPPI +LEPTO »: vaccination against the 5 following diseases :

  • Distemper virus
  • Hepatitis
  • Parvovirus
  • Parainfluenza
  • Leptospirosis

(According to the breeder first vaccination at 6 weeks of age) Initial vaccination: at 8-10 weeks old Booster: at 10-12 weeks old and then ANNUAL BOOSTER.

  • Your dog will be fully immunised 2 weeks after the booster vaccination
  • The Leptospirosis vaccination can be done separately

2. Rabies or « Rabisin »: vaccination against rabies.

  • Any dogs that remain in Switzerland do not require the rabies vaccination as Switzerland is a rabies free country, but we do recommend it.
  • Dogs can travel within the European Union without a vaccination against rabies until the age of 3 months.
  • The rabies vaccination is valid for THREE YEARS depnding on the manufacturer.
  • BE AWARE that some countries still require a blood sample for a rabies anti-body titre to be carried out a number of weeks prior to entry into the country. It is important to research the individual requirements well in advance. These countries may also require an ANNUAL booster.
  • To  reimport a dog from a rabies endemic country an antibody titre certificate is required as well as an importation certificate delivered by the Office Fédérale Vétérinaire (cf. www.bvet.admin.ch)

3. Kennel Cough or « KC »: vaccination against Kennel Cough (Bordetella bronchiseptica)

  • This vaccination is obligatory for most kennels
  • The vaccine is in the form of a nasal spray which is absorbed through mucous membranes and is effective within 72hrs.
  • ANNUAL BOOSTER

4. « Piroplasmosis » or « PIRODOG/Nobivac PIRO »: vaccination against the tick transmitted disease babesiosis.

  • Initial vaccination as of 4months of age with a booster after 1 month and then a YEARLY BOOSTER.
  • Beware that this vaccination is not 100% efficient and strong reactions post injection may occur. 

 

Cat Vaccinations

 

1. Feline Cat Flu + enteritis or « RCP(Ch) »: this is the vaccination against:

  • Parvovirus: causes panleucopenia and enteritis.
  • Herpes & Calicivirus: cause rhinitis, conjonctivitis, gingivitis etc.

Initial vaccination: at 8-10 weeks old

Booster: at 10-12 weeks old and then ANNUAL BOOSTER

Your cat will be fully immunised 2 weeks after the booster vaccination !

 

2. Leukemia or « FeLV »: vaccination against:

  • Feline leukemia

This vaccination is obligatory for cats that go outdoors or that will be going to catteries. The virus causes immunodeficency. Before the primary vaccination it is important to rule out whether the cat is a carrier. If the mother has been vaccinated against FeLV then the kitten cannot be a carrier unless it has been in contact with FeLV positive cats. If the vaccination status of the mother cat is unknown a rapid blood test can be done to ensure the cat is FeLV negative

Initial vaccination: at 8-10 weeks old

Booster: at 10-12 weeks old and then ANNUAL BOOSTER

 

3. Rabies or « RABISIN »: vaccination against rabies.

  • Not necessary for cats remaining in Switzerland.
  • Kittens can travel within the European Union without a vaccination against rabies until the age of 3 months but require a passport and microchip.
  • The rabies vaccination is valid for THREE YEARS depending on the manufacturer.
  • BE AWARE that some countries still require a blood sample for a rabies anti-body titre to be carried out a number of weeks prior to entry into the country. It is important to research the individual requirements well in advance. These countries may also require an ANNUAL booster.
  • To  reimport a cat from a rabies endemic country an antibody titre certificate is required as well as an importation certificate delivered by the Office Fédérale Vétérinaire (cf. www.bvet.admin.ch).