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At Birchwood we ask that your pets are fully inoculated against certain viruses and diseases before they come to stay at the Lodge. Here are a few more details about the vaccinations we request your pet receives.


All dogs must be fully inoculated against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus and parainfluenza, and must have had a booster injection within the previous twelve months.

We do not insist that you have your dog inoculated against canine infectious bronchitis. However, we strongly recommend the vaccination. This is a topic you should discuss with your veterinary surgeon, but if you chose to have this inoculation, it must be done at least three weeks prior to arriving at the kennels.


Cats must be fully inoculated against feline leukaemia, feline infectious enteritis, feline viral rhinotracheitis (feline herpes virus) and feline calicivirus, and must have had a booster injection within the last twelve months.


Rabbits must be fully vaccinated within the last year, against Myxomatosis and both strains of viral haemorrhagic disease 1 and 2. As a general rule, your rabbit can be vaccinated from five weeks old with the combined Myxomatosis-RHD1 vaccine and immunity takes three weeks to develop. Your bunny will then need an annual vaccination to maintain protection. If you are not sure if your rabbit has been vaccinated at all, or you know they have not been vaccinated in the last year, getting your rabbit in for their vaccination appointment is a priority, before we can board your pet. RHD2 vaccines are given every 6 to 12 months and must be given at least 2 weeks apart from the annual Myxomatosis-RHD1 vaccine.

For a safe and secure environment for your pet whilst you're away, call Birchwood Lodge today.

01883 343 148