Vaccinations for Dogs
Why do I need to vaccinate my dog?
As a responsible pet owner, you want to make sure that your pet stays fit and healthy. Keeping your dog up to date with their vaccinations is vital to provide immunisation and protection against many life-threatening diseases, many of which have no cure.
Vaccinations are also essential if you wish to place your pet into kennels as they will not accept them unless you have an up to date vaccination certificate. Kennel cough vaccination is also required for dogs and must be given at least 5 days before going into kennels.
If you wish to take your pet abroad, they will require a pet passport and RABIES vaccinations will be required for this. Different countries will have different regulations so you will need to check in advance of taking your pet abroad.
When do I need to vaccinate my pet?
Puppies – your puppy will need a course of two injections 2- 4 weeks apart. They can have their first vaccination any time from 8 weeks of age and finish the course at 10 weeks of age or older. They must not go out into public places until 2 weeks after their 2nd vaccine.
Boosters – all dogs should have an annual booster to keep them fully protected. It is very important to ensure that you keep to these timescales otherwise you may need to re-start a full course. We will send you out an annual reminder to help prompt you to book in for your dog’s booster.
What major diseases do we vaccinate against?
- Canine Parvovirus
- Canine Distemper
- Canine Infectious Hepatitis
We can also vaccinate against:-
- Kennel Cough
If you have any questions are unsure if your pet requires a vaccination, please contact the surgery and we will be happy to help.