At Wellpets, we highly recommend providing the best protection for your pet by means of regular vaccination against serious diseases.
Your pet will also receive a full and thorough health check with your vet before any booster or primary vaccination is given too - this is all part of the service. It is essential to make sure your pet is in tip-top condition to have their injection, and it is a perfect opportunity to discuss any other issues like parasite control, diet, or any concerns you may have.
It is important to ensure you follow advice about when your pet is due a booster vaccination. Extensive research has been carried out to show how long immunity from vaccines lasts - if your pet is overdue then they are not protected and may need to have a restart course. Your vet will be able to advise you on this.
Dogs are vaccinated against:
- Infectious Hepatitis
These are serious, potentially life-threatening conditions that still exist today but are thankfully less common than they used to be - because of responsible vaccination.
Puppies have 3 vaccinations, usually at 8, 10 and 12 weeks. They must not be down on the ground outside/in public areas/exposed to unvaccinated dogs until 7 days after the 2nd vaccination.
Some insurance companies insist upon this too. We are using the most up-to-date vaccines with added cover against certain strains of Leptospirosis. If your dog is new to this vaccine, they will need a second dose 4 weeks later, which is free of charge to you.
Kennel Cough vaccination:
Another vaccination that is well worth considering is for Kennel Cough. Despite its name, Kennel Cough is a highly infectious cough that can be picked up anywhere (it can be airborne or picked up from plants/grass/objects where another infected dog has been).
The Kennel Cough vaccination is annual. Most kennels/Doggy Day Care centres insist on dogs having been vaccinated against it, and usually at least 1 week before their stay (check with the kennels you use to be sure of their rules).
Vaccinations are included in The Pet Health Club, just one of the many benefits The Pet Health Club scheme offers.