Dog Vaccinations

Why should I vaccinate my dog?

Vaccinating your dog is one of the most important ways in which you can keep your dog healthy.

Vaccinations protect dogs from the following infectious diseases:

  • Canine distemper
  • Canine parvovirus
  • Leptospirosis
  • Parainfluenza
  • Kennel Cough

Sadly we do occasionally see cases of these diseases in Glasgow, and so we strongly recommend that all dog owners vaccinate their pets to keep them safe.

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How often should I vaccinate my dog?

Puppies are typically vaccinated between 8 – 10 weeks. They require two vaccinations, 2 – 4 weeks apart, to ensure full coverage.

Following this ‘primary course’, an annual booster is required each year after to ensure your dog stays protected.

Full ‘head-to-toe’ veterinary health checks are also provided during each vaccination as standard. This is to make sure that your pet is healthy, to spot any underlying issues and to address and other concerns that you may have.

What about Kennel Cough?

Kennel Cough is a hacking, hoarse sounding cough which can develop rapidly and cause other breathing problems in dogs. This is prevented with a separate Kennel Cough vaccination.

Unfortunately, Kennel Cough is an incredibly contagious disease and we do see many cases of it every year in Glasgow.

Most boarding kennels, doggy daycares and dog walkers require you to vaccinate your dog against Kennel Cough.

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Vaccinations are included in the Pet Health Club. Click here to find out more ways that you could save money!