Vaccines

Vaccines

VacinasAt Restelo Veterinary Pratice, ResteloVet, we look after your pet with great dedication and care, safeguarding your pets’ health through preventive measures such as vaccination. 

There are many highly infectious and potentially life-threatening diseases that can affect your pets’ health. Gladly, for some of these diseases there is a highly effective way of prevention – vaccination. 
Vaccines stimulate our pets immune system making them more resistant to the infectious agents. Therefore, by vaccinating your pet you are protecting him from potentially fatal diseases. 
The vaccines and vaccination plan to be followed may depend on specie, age, region and lifestyle – which mean that different pets may have different vaccination recommendations. 
In Portugal, it is mandatory to vaccinate pets for Rabies and vaccination against several other diseases is strongly advised to prevent your pet to become ill and contaminate others. 
Generally, vaccination should be started at the 6th or 8th week of age and these require 2 or 3 takes. However, to guarantee your pets health, regular boosts are required.
In dogs, adequately following the vaccination protocol can prevent diseases such as canine distemper, parvovirus, infectious hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza and rabies. Additionally, administering the vaccine against Leishmaniosis is also a great preventive measure. 
In cats, vaccination can prevent agents and diseases such as panleucopenia, infectious rhinotracheitis, herpesvirus and feline leukemia (FeLV).