Why do I need to vaccinate my dog?
As a responsible pet owner, you want to make sure that your pet stays fit and healthy. Keeping your dog up to date with their vaccinations is vital to provide immunisation and protection against many life-threatening diseases, for which there may be no cure.
Vaccinations are also essential if you wish to place your pet in a kennel, as they will not accept them unless you have an up to date vaccination certificate.
Kennel Cough vaccination
This is also required for dogs and must be given at least 10 days before going into kennels.
If you wish to take your pet abroad, they will require a pet passport and specialist vaccinations will be required for this.
All pets should have an annual booster to keep them fully protected. It is very important to ensure that you keep these timescales; otherwise, you may need to re-start a full course.
When do I need to vaccinate my puppy?
Your puppy will need a course of injections 2 - 3 weeks apart. They can have their first vaccination any time from 7 weeks of age and finish the course at 10 weeks of age or older. We recommend that they do not go out into public places until 1 week after their 2nd vaccination.
Older puppies can go out sooner after completing the course of vaccinations.