DOGS

Puppy Vaccinations

We recommend that all dogs receive regular vaccinations to provide protection against five key diseases –
Distemper, hepatitis, parvo virus, parainfluenza (flu) & leptospirosis (Weil’s disease).

 

Why vaccinate?

Early immunisation saves many lives. Puppies are particularly susceptible to disease and should be vaccinated to ensure their health and survival, and boost their natural immunity.

Infectious diseases

There are certain infectious diseases you should protect your pet against, depending on its individual lifestyle. For puppies and dogs, vaccinations against parvovirus, distemper, infectious canine hepatitis and leptospirosis, are considered “essential”. For dogs that stay in kennels special attention should be given to exposure of infectious diseases like canine infectious tracheobronchitis (kennel cough). It is a legal requirement that all dogs entering a boarding kennels have up to date vaccinations.

 

A dog’s vaccinations can be started at anytime from 7-8 weeks of age. 

It will begin with a “primary course” of two injections 2 - 4 weeks apart. Your puppy can be taken outside a week after their 2nd injection (earliest stage 11wks old). It is then really important they receive an annual vaccination to maintain the protection.

 

At Valley Vets ALL our vaccinations prices include a full health check

To check for problems even if you have not been aware of them and often allow an early diagnosis that can be so important in ensuring a successful outcome.