Dog Vaccinations

Vaccinations are one of the most important preventative health care measures that you as a responsible pet owner can provide your dog.







Like with humans, puppies must also have vaccinations in order to build their immune system to protect them against common but fatal dieses. These vaccines are vital and require 2 vaccinations 2 to 4 weeks apart in order to give your puppy the best prevention.

Before any vaccination is administered, your pet will be given a thorough health check by one of our Veterinary Professionals to ensure they are in full health and allows you to ask any questions or queries you may have.

The first vaccination can be administered from 8 weeks of age. In some cases the breeder may have already started the course for you so please check with them if, when and which vaccination has been previously used.

The second vaccination can be administered 2 to 4 weeks from the first vaccination but no earlier than 10 weeks of age. They will then require yearly vaccinations thereafter. Your puppy should not be outside until at least 2 weeks after the second vaccination has been given to ensure that optimal immunity has been reached.

These vaccinations cover puppies for; Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Parvovirus, Canine Parainfluenza Virus and either 2 or 4 strains of Leptospirosis.

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.



Nobivac Rabies is an immunisation against rabies to reduce clinical signs and mortality. This is a necessary vaccine prior to a pet travelling in and out of the country.

Please see our article on Pet Travel

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