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Vaccinating your puppy against disease
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Dog advice: vaccinate your puppy against disease

Every puppy owner should have their pet vaccinated

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Be responsible

All dogs are at risk of disease, but puppies are particularly vulnerable. They are small and their immune systems are weak as they haven’t yet built up any defence against infection. Every puppy should be vaccinated as soon as it is old enough, as this defends against some very nasty conditions that can cause serious illness and even death.

Defence against disease

The diseases we vaccinate against include canine parvovirus (also known as parvo), distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, leptospirosis and kennel cough. All these conditions can result in very unpleasant symptoms, can be difficult to treat, and can also be fatal. Vaccination really is a must.

When to have it done

Your puppy will be old enough to be vaccinated from 6 to 8 weeks old. Get in touch with Vets4Pets and we will book you in for an appointment. Your pet will have a primary course of vaccinations – two injections given two to four weeks apart – and will then need a booster jab each year to keep up the immunity.