Dog Vaccination


We believe vaccination is an important step tp prevent/minimise risk of infection to our pets. A high percentage of a population has to be immune to a disease before that disease dies out. It is for this reason we are keen on vaccination and keeping boosters up-to-date.

Annual booster vaccination also ensure your pet gets a health check at which time you can bring up any worries or concerns you have with your pet.


Our routine puppy vaccine has one of the causes of the kennel cough included but the main cause of kennel cough (Bordetela Bronchiseptica) needs separate vaccination. We can start vaccinations as early as 7 weeks of age. The second injection has to be done when the puppy is at least 10 weeks. There has to be a minimum of 2 weeks between the two injections. For Nobivac L4 vaccines, 4 weeks must pass between both vaccinations, but no later than 4 weeks.

Some examples:

1st injection at 7 weeks and 2nd injection at 10 weeks
1st injection at 8 weeks and 2nd injection at 10 weeks
1st injection at 9 weeks and 2nd injection at 11 weeks

For Nobivac L4 vaccines, 4 weeks must pass between both vaccinations, but no later than 4 weeks.


  • Adult dogs if not previously vaccinated should receive the 2 injectios at least 2-4 weeks apart.
  • The vaccine we use covers Canine Distemper, Viral Hepatitis, Canine Adenovirus, Canine Parainfluenza virus, Canine Parvovirus, Leptospira Canicola and Leptospira Icterohaemorrhagiae.
  • We are flexible with our booster vaccinations. We recommend at least annual Leptospiosis boosters as the immunity against this is short-lived. As for the viral components, the viral or bacterial manufacturers state "some dogs may have immunity for up to 3 years" but this doesn't guarantee all dogs have persistent immunity. We can check antibody levels with titre testing, should you wish to check if your has sufficient immunity.


  • Dogs should be vaccinated for kennel cough every 12 months.
  • The vaccination should ideally be given at least 3 weeks before the dog goes into kennels. (Dogs will sometimes develop a cough after vaccination but this should disappear within this two week period)

Kennel cough is a complex disease with viral and bacterial causes. By having the routine vaccines and the kennel cough vaccine done you cover your dog against the major causes. It could unfortunately still get a type of kennel cough.


Please see our article on Pet Passports