Vaccinations- For Dogs and Puppies
• Why should I vaccinate?
Your puppy should have received its first vaccination together with a physical check up at 6-8 weeks of age. The Breeder has often had this done prior to the puppy being re-homed and you should have received a vaccination certificate as proof of this.
Two further boosters are required at 10-12 weeks of age and again at 14-16 weeks. Full immune protection cannot be relied upon until after this final booster. These vaccinations protect against Parovirus, canine distemper and canine hepatitis.
All puppies at The Vet Centre now receive an intranasal Kennel Cough vaccine with their second vaccination. A small volume of vaccine is applied to one nostril using a special applicator tip. This is well tolerated by the pups and provides rapid, very effective immunity.
Regular boosters are essential to maintain your dog’s immunity to these serious, often fatal, diseases. The first booster is given one year after the initial vaccination course followed by yearly boosters for kennel cough and 3-yearly boosters for parvovirus, distemper and hepatitis.