Immunisation

vaccination dogs

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Diseases

We strongly advise vaccinating dogs against the following diseases:

Potentially Fatal
    • Distemper – A highly infectious virus which causes respiratory symptoms (runny eyes, nose and coughing) initially. These are followed by depression, vomiting and diarrhoea, and thickening of the footpads (‘hardpad’). Animals which recover initially may go on to show neurological signs in later life. Fortunately Distemper is now very rare in this country as a direct result of vaccination.
    • Infectious Canine Hepatitis – A viral disease caused by canine adenovirus-1 which affects the liver, lungs, kidneys and eyes of dogs. It progresses rapidly and young dogs are most commonly affected.
    • Parvovirus – A fairly common and frequently fatal disease (often known as ‘parvo’) which causes severe vomiting and diarrhoea. It can also cause damage to the heart. Unvaccinated puppies are most commonly affected.
    • Leptospirosis – A bacterial disease which can be passed on to humans (Weil’s disease). It is carried by wild animals including rats, and survives best in wet areas. As a result dogs which spend time in or near waterways are at increased risk. Leptospirosis affects many organs but liver and kidney damage are most common. It can be fatal, although the disease is treatable with antibiotics if caught early enough.
Non-fatal
  • Kennel cough (infectious tracheobronchitis) – This is a disease which is caused by several different viruses and bacteria such as Bordetella bacteria and Parainfluenza virus, as well as canine adenovirus 1 and 2 and canine Herpes virus. The name kennel cough can be misleading because dogs that have never been in kennels are often affected. In fact, any dog which regularly comes into contact with other dogs – at kennels, dog shows, groomers or at a busy park – is at risk. It is transmitted by coughing, sneezing and nose to nose contact. Unlike the first four diseases above, kennel cough is not usually fatal, although it can be severe in the very young or very old. However, it is highly infectious and can continue causing symptoms for several weeks.

 

Immunity

Following vaccination, immunity to Distemper, Parvovirus and Hepatitis lasts for three years. However, immunity from leptospirosis only lasts for one year. For this reason it is very important to come for an annual booster for this disease. We use the most up to date L4 vaccine which protects against all known strains of the disease.The vaccine against kennel cough provides protection against Bordetella and Parainfluenza, and immunity lasts for one year. The vaccine is given directly into the nose from a syringe (no needle is used). An annual booster is recommended.

NB: The kennel cough vaccination is provided at a reduced price when given alongside the primary vaccination course, or at booster time.

Vaccination Protocol

Primary course (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis +/- Kennel cough): The first vaccinations can be given to healthy puppies from 6 weeks old, with a second vaccination 4-6 weeks later. The puppy will be protected from one week after the second vaccination.

First booster (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Leptosprosis +/- Kennel cough) This is given 12 months after the primary course was completed.

Further boosters: Because the immunity from distemper, hepatitis and parvovirus lasts for three years we recommend boosters only for leptospirosis and kennel cough in year 2 and 3, and then a full vaccination in year 4 and so on.

We also provide rabies vaccination for those animals which are travelling abroad on a Pet Passport