Dog Vaccinations

Dog Vaccinations

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

12 thoughts on “Dog Vaccinations

  1. please can you advise me on costs for my two adult dogs to have vaccinations (they have lapsed over the past few years)
    we also need kennel cough vaccination.
    many thanks for your time.

    • Hi Leanne, our re-start vaccination course price for dogs is £49.00 and Kennel Cough is £36.00. Please telephone the Surgery if you wish to book in. Many thanks for your enquiry.

  2. We are looking at going away and will need to get our two dogs vaccinated for kennel cough ready for boarding kennels.
    My friend recently paid £26 to get this done and I’m just curious as to why the prices are so different for the same vaccine?

    • Hello Louise,
      You will find that costs do vary Vet to Vet, and it depends on may factors such as what brand of vaccine is used, special offers and so on. Please feel free to telephone the Surgery to discuss your requirements on 01252 844044.

  3. I am about to get a puppy, she will be 8 weeks next week, please could you advise on vaccinations and when these need to be done, also a price guide too…
    Thank you

    • Hello Denise,
      Congratulations on your new puppy! Please telephone the Surgery where one of Receptionists or Nurses would be happy to talk through all the options and costs with you.

  4. My adult Labrador needs his yearly booster. I registered him at your surgery but didn’t need to visit yet. Do I need an appointment or do I drop in? Can you advise me on costs as well please. Thank you

    • Hi Claudia, welcome to St Kitts Veterinary Group. We work on an appointments system, please call the Practice to arrange an appointment. The cost of a Booster Vaccination is £41. We look forward to seeing you.

  5. Hello,

    We are picking up our puppy next weekend. He is 8 weeks old today (7th August) and his current owner is getting his second vaccinations on Friday (6th). I was just wondering how long you advise waiting before he is allowed out? Everywhere/thing I read seems to suggest slightly different amounts of time! I will soon be registering him with you (when we’ve worked out a name!) to come in for a check up and a visit, thank you.

    • Hi Stephanie,
      We normally recommend they can go out 1 week after their 2nd vaccinations. However practices do differ with vaccines used. Our protocol for vaccination first vaccine at 8 weeks and 2nd vaccine 4 weeks later .We use Canigen DHPL4, this covers the 4 strains of leptospirosis compared to the old vaccines which only cover 2 strains. However advise is normally the same and they can go out after 1 week.

    • Hi Tanya, they can be a couple of days after but not before. I hope that helps. For more information please feel free to give one of our teams a call.
      Thank you
      Kind regards
      Laura England

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