Dogs can be vaccinated against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis (Weil’s Disease), parvovirus and parainfluenza. We can begin the course of initial vaccinations (which are given in 2 parts) at 6 weeks of age, with the 2nd part given at a minimum of 10 weeks of age (but at least 2 weeks after the 1st injection). If your dog has already had a first injection please ask reception if our vaccine is compatible (if not you may have to restart a primary vaccine course, or ask your breeder to arrange a second injection with their vet).
After the initial vaccine course we currently recommend a yearly booster vaccination.
Kennel cough & rabies?
In certain circumstances dogs will need kennel cough vaccine (this goes up the nose!). Most local kennels require this for boarding dogs, it is also a good idea for dogs who mix with alot of other dogs on aregular basis.
Rabies is needed to travel abroad, requirements depend on the areas you aretravelling to & we are happy to discuss your individual needs. Please give us as much notice as possible because travel to some countries can involve alot of testing at very specific times before travel.
Flea & worm treatment
Dogs require routine flea and worm treatment, and we are very happy to discuss your pets individual requirements with you. Please telephone the surgery or call in to discuss this with one of our veterinary nurses.
For male dogs, we usually recommend neutering them from 6 months of age onwards. Female dogs can be neutered in between their seasons, or in some circumstances prior to their first season. To discuss this further please telephone ormake an appointment to have a chat with one of our vets.