• Call our surgery0141 339 1228

We are open and COVID-19 SECURE. Click here to find out more

Vaccinations

Read our advice about vaccinating your pet

Vaccinating your pet is one of the most important ways in which you can keep them healthy and protected against some common infectious diseases.

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.

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.
 

Further Information:
 

 

All puppy, annual boosters and Kennel Cough vaccinations are included in the Pet Health Club.

Regular vaccinations protect your cat from:
 

  • Feline Infectious Enteritis
  • Feline Herpes Virus
  • Feline Herpes Virus & Feline Calicivirus (‘cat flu’)
  • Feline Leukemia Virus

It is important to vaccinate both indoor and outdoor cats as viruses can be transmitted from other contaminated pets or wild animals, clothing and footwear fibres, and from contaminated water sources.

How often should I vaccinate my cat?

Kittens require two initial vaccinations. The first from the age of 9 weeks, followed by a second vaccinated 3 -4 weeks later.

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

Further Information:
 

Annual vaccinations are included in the Pet Health Club.

Return to Pet Advice