Vaccinating your pet is one of the most important things that you can do as this will help your pet to live a long, happy and healthy life.
The vaccines provide antibodies against contagious, life-threatening diseases that your pet may be exposed to in their lifetime. Prevention is better than cure, especially when a lot of the diseases which we vaccinate against do not have a cure, are potentially fatal and/or are very costly to treat.
Booster Vaccination FAQ’s
Why vaccinate my dog? Vaccinations can help protect your dog against some potentially fatal diseases, such as parvovirus, canine distemper, leptospirosis and infectious canine hepatitis.
How often should I vaccinate my pet? Once your dog has had the initial course of vaccinations as a puppy, they will only need to be vaccinated once a year, we call these ‘booster vaccinations’ and they keep your dog’s immunity topped-up.
Do my dogs need additional vaccinations for travel? If you’re planning on taking your dog abroad, they might need extra vaccinations. They won’t be able to get a passport or travel abroad without having up-to-date vaccinations, which typically includes the rabies vaccination.
What diseases will vaccinations typically protect against?
- Canine distemper
- Canine parvovirus
- Kennel cough
How long are vaccinations effective for? Different vaccines last for different times, as immunity can diminish or weaken. Your vet will provide you with a vaccination record which will let you know when your vaccination is due.