Dogs are routinely vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis (adenovirus), parvovirus, parainfluenza, and leptospirosis. Many of these diseases are potentially fatal.
We currently recommend giving the first vaccine at 6 to 8 weeks of age and the second dose 4 weeks later. Your puppy is fully protected a week after this and that is the time that they can start to go outside. The first vaccination can be given to puppies older than 8 weeks of age if you are not able to do it in time, but we recommend doing it earlier if possible.
Adult dogs need to have a booster vaccination every year to keep to their optimum level of immunity. We now have available the new L4 vaccine that covers against four different types of Leptospirosis, a disease that can spread to people causing Weil’s disease.
We also vaccinate against Kennel cough (Bordetella Bronchiseptica), we see a lot of kennel cough in this area and it can be done at the same time as the normal boosters.
We vaccinate against rabies also for travelling pets. Click here to find more information on the Pet Passport Scheme