Vaccinations are a vital part of a puppy’s life to provide them with the best possible protection against illness and poor health.
From the start of their life puppies are usually protected by immunity from their mothers, however this protection does not last long so we therefore advise on vaccination at 8 weeks and then again at 10 weeks to protect from on-going complications and disease.
Prior to any vaccinations, our experienced vets will give your puppy a full check to assess the health of the puppy.
Why do we vaccinate our puppies?
Puppies are everywhere from birth as we know only too well. This in turn means they are in constant contact with infectious disease. When a dog encounters an infection for the first time their immune system immediately tries to protect it against the possible infection, unfortunately many dog’s immune systems at a young age are not mature enough to cope effectively and the possibility of infection is a real one.
Vaccination educates the dog’s immune system in how to deal with the causes of infection and disease.
Many of the diseases we vaccinate against have no current cure so prevention is key to long lasting health. We advise your dog to be vaccinated every 12 months. Although our current vaccinations may well last longer than this every pet and breed is different.
There are a number of infections and diseases our vaccinations will protect your dog against including:
- Infectious canine hepatitis
- Canine Distemper
- Canine Parvovirus
- Canine Parainfluenza