The standard dog vaccination (DHP) protects against canine distemper, canine hepatitis and parvovirus, all of which can be fatal. There are also options to vaccinate your dog against kennel cough and leptospirosis.
Vaccination is recommended in order to keep your dog healthy and disease-free. Vaccination is required in order to check your dog into a kennel or pet boarding facility.
How does it work?
Your puppy’s initial course of vaccination may vary a little depending on their age and the vaccinations they receive.
When your puppy is vaccinated for the first time, an initial course of three injections, given 3-4 weeks apart is needed. Typically, their first injection is given around 6-8 weeks of age.
To maintain immunity, we advise that your dog receive a vaccination booster one year (12 months) after the initial course of vaccinations. After this your dog may be vaccinated for DHP every second year, however, kennel cough and leptospirosis require annual vaccinations to stay up to date.
If vaccinations become too overdue, the vaccination course may need to be started from scratch – so it is important to keep vaccinations up to date!
Canine Cough and Leptospirosis
Dogs can also be vaccinated against canine cough and Leptospirosis. This is not included in the standard dog vaccine and requires a separate course of vaccines. This can be given at the same time as the standard DHP dog vaccine. Feel free to contact us to discuss if your dog requires these vaccinations.