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Dog Vaccinations

Dogs need to be vaccinated before they are allowed out in the big wide world, this is to protect them against diseases and infections such as Parvovirus and Leptospirosis.

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At Budget Vets we use a market-leading vaccine for our dogs and can vaccinate puppies from 6-8 weeks old. Puppies must visit us twice, 4 weeks apart and this ensures maximum protection when they venture outdoors. They cannot go out until at least 7 days AFTER their 2nd vaccination. For those owners who wish to socialise their puppies earlier we do offer a 3 visit option, which allows partial protection - Please ask a member of our team for more details.

All dogs then need a yearly vaccination booster for the rest of their lives. These start 12 months after their 2nd puppy vaccination and if your dog does not receive an annual booster, you risk them picking up infections. If your dog is over due on their vaccinations, they can be re-started by having 2 vaccines given 4 weeks apart – just like when they were a puppy.

We also advise that dogs receive a vaccination for Kennel Cough. Kennel Cough is misleading name as it implies that only dogs in kennels can pick it up, this is not true. If your dog socialises in any public area, comes into contact with other dogs or goes to an area that dogs frequently visit – they can contract Kennel cough.

Kennel cough is a respiratory infection that can be treated with antibiotics, depending on the severity of the infection. It causes your dog to have a nasty cough, which is very uncomfortable for the dog and irritating for the owner!