Prevent serious dog diseases

Vaccinating your dog is a quick and relatively painless process that will help protect them from a range of potentially serious diseases.  It’s important that you understand the benefits of vaccinating your dog and it’s equally important that you then make sure their vaccinations are kept up to date.  So…. 

If you’re not sure of your dog’s vaccine status, then call us to check or, if you know your dog is not vaccinated, please book an appointment immediately.

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If you’re happy that you’re on top of your dog’s vaccination schedule but would like to know a little more about them, then our head vet Alun would like to give you a few quick insights. 

When your dog comes in to be vaccinated, we’ll give them a general health examination to make sure they are healthy enough to have their vaccine. If they are fit, then the vaccine itself is given in an injection to the back of the neck. Most dogs don’t appear to feel any discomfort as the vaccine goes in.  

Don’t forget that your vaccination appointment is a great opportunity to meet our team and to talk to your vet about any concerns you have or to ask any questions. 

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The main dog diseases we vaccinate against 

The vaccinations we give offer protection against the following diseases: 

1. Parvovirus 

Parvovirus is one of the most talked about diseases in puppies, causing vomiting and diarrhoea that often contains a lot of blood. It’s highly contagious, potentially deadly, and on the rise across Worcestershire and other counties. 

2. Distemper 

Distemper affects organs within the body such as the heart, lungs, brain, gastrointestinal system, and nerves. If contracted, canine distemper is often fatal. 

3. Leptospirosis 

Leptospirosis is bacterial and causes damage to organs such as the liver and kidneys. 

4. Infectious Hepatitis 

Hepatitis is a virus that affects the kidneys, liver, eyes, and blood vessels. It is infectious and commonly spread through body fluids. 

5. Kennel Cough 

For most dogs, we also recommend vaccinating them against Kennel Cough – although kennel cough is rarely life-threatening, it’s highly contagious and can make dogs feel extremely uncomfortable. Young, old, and unwell dogs can also have further complications, such as pneumonia. 

Start early – Puppy vaccinations 

Last but not least, it’s really important to start vaccinating your dog when they are a puppy.  Then follow up with an annual booster programme.  

Puppies have a primary course of vaccinations, which consists of two injections 2-4 weeks apart. They then have an annual booster that offers protection against leptospirosis and a top-up every three years protecting against distemper, parvovirus, and hepatitis. This routine will keep their immunity at the appropriate level. 

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We hope that this information was useful. Now, if you’re not sure of your dog’s vaccine status then please call your nearest surgery to check.


If you know your dog is not vaccinated, please book an appointment immediately.

Book a vaccination appointment