When to vaccinate
When puppies and kittens are born they are usually protected from infections by their mother's milk, providing she has been regularly vaccinated. However, this protection only lasts a few weeks so they need regular vaccinations from an early age.
Puppies are typically vaccinated at eight and 10 weeks, kittens at nine and 12 weeks, with an initial course of two injections. Rabbits can be vaccinated from six weeks of age.
Your young pet should then be given a booster 12 months after their first vaccination.
Older pets need protecting too, as their immunity can decline.