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                         We vaccinate pups at
 8 and 12 weeks old .
                             Adult dogs are vaccinated annually.

-annual health check
-cat and kitten vaccination
- rabbit vaccination


The following are 'core' vaccines given to all puppies and dogs:

Parvo   - this disease causes severe vomiting and profuse bloody diarrhoea . Affected dogs rapidly become dehydrated, depressed and can die. The virus is spread by faeces on dogs paws or peoples feet and can survive long periods in the environment. The UK has seen a recent rise in the number of cases of Parvo particularly in older dogs because people have not maintained their pet's vaccinations.

Distemper- this is spread by inhalation. Primary symptoms are respiratory. Vaccination has reduced the incidence significantly but there would be a resurgence if people stopped vaccinating  their pet's against this virus.

Infectious canine hepatitis- transmitted by urine, faeces and saliva. Recovering dogs are contagious for up to 6 months. Symptoms include lack of appetite, fever, abdominal pain, pale gums and sometimes sudden death.

Leptospirosis- this is a bacterial disease spread via the urine and often found in water. It is ZOONOTIC meaning it can spread to humans (Weil's disease).



Non-core vaccines are given dependant on lifestyle such as:

Infectious tracheobronchitis (kennel cough).- This is caused by a variety of different infectious agents. The two main culprits are Bordetella Bronchiseptica ( this is similar to the bacteria that causes human whooping cough) and canine parainfluenza virus. Kennel cough is very contagious and causes mild to severe coughing which can last up to 6 weeks.
Kennel cough is spread easily by coughing, sneezing and nose-to-nose contact. This occurs when dogs mix either at the kennels or on walks. Most of the cases we see are actually in dogs that haven't been to kennels.
The vaccine is administered intra-nasally and we recommend it for all dogs that board at kennels, walk with a dog walker or mix regularly with other dogs at the park or at shows.


dog of the bay Rabies- this is only required if your dog is travelling abroad. (for more info see travel abroad). The UK is currently Rabies free . The vaccine is given to protect your dog from contracting rabies abroad and to prevent entry of Rabies into the UK.

If you have any concerns about vaccination please discuss this with the Vet. We offer blood testing for antibody levels to determine if your dog has adequate protection against the common infectious diseases. 

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