What vaccinations should my dog have and why are they important?

What vaccinations should my dog have and why are they important?

Vaccinating your dog is just as important as keeping our own healthcare up to date. Puppies and adult dogs are vaccinated against a combination of diseases. Puppies have a primary course of vaccine which is usually at 8 weeks of age and 10 weeks of age but this can vary. Don’t worry if your pet hasn’t had all of theirs yet – just give us a call to arrange a friendly appointment at home.

Just like humans, dogs come into contact with disease. We cannot isolate them, even in our own garden, so without the right protection they can be at risk.

Vaccinations provide immunity against the following diseases:

· Parvovirus

· Canine Distemper

· Leptospirosis (Weil’s Disease)

· Infectious Canine Hepatitis

· Kennel cough is not part of the routine vaccine, but most kennels require this vaccine to look after your pet. This vaccine protects against Bordetelle Bronchiseptica and Canine Parainfluenza virus and similarly last 12 months.

Remember, if you’re taking your pet abroad, you’ll need a passport and a rabies vaccine too. Just ask one of the VetCare@Home team for more information.

Remember to get your dog vaccinated every year. It’s only one small injection that could save their life. Plus, it’s a good opportunity to give your dog a full health check.

Unvaccinated dogs run a high risk of catching one of these nasty diseases so make sure your furry friend is protected. It’s so easy!

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April 26, 2018

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