Puppy Vaccination Information
One of the most important things you can do as a pet owner to ensure the health and well being of your dog is to ensure that it is properly vaccinated.
Our routine vaccinations protect against parvovirus , distemper, hepatitis and leptospirosis (which is like Weil's Disease in people) All of these diseases cause serious ill health and suffering and can be fatal. Every year in the UK unvaccinated pups and dogs die of parvovirus and leptospirosis.
These diseases however are easily prevented by ensuring that your dog or pup has been properly vaccinated and has regular booster vaccinations.
Pups will have some protection to disease passed to them by their mother (as long as she has been vaccinated) This temporary immunity has to reduce to a certain level to allow the vaccinations to stimulate the strongest immune response.
For this reason we give a pup its vaccinations at 8 and 10 weeks old.
The pup is not fully protected until 1 week after its second vaccination. Until that time it must not mix with unvaccinated dogs or go to places where unvaccinated dogs may have been. However it is okay to let your pup go outside to the garden or use a safe area which isn't used by unvaccinated or Unknown dogs. It is also okay to socialise with other dogs but ONLY if they are fully vaccinated and up to date.
There are several different vaccines used by vets in the UK so if your puppy has had its first vaccination by the breeder please contact the surgery so we can advise you on how to ensure your pup is fully protected.
For ongoing protection your pet should have annual vaccinations.
Dogs never get 'too old to need vaccinations' and older dogs which are unvaccinated or overdue vaccinations are still vulnerable to disease.
Please contact the surgery so we can advise you on vaccinations in the older dog.
For details on our Puppy Vaccination Packages click Click here