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Greenmount Vets
72 Gilford Road,
Portadown, Co Armagh,
BT63 5EG
Tel: 028 38 358525/352640

You can’t stop them meeting, but you can protect them from infectious diseases

Distemper  Hepatitis  Parvovirus  Parainfluenza Leptospirosis  Kennel cough

Why should I vaccinate my dog?

What diseases does vaccination protect my dog from?

Vaccination protects your dog against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza and Leptospirosis. A separate Kennel cough vaccine is also available.

Socialising is important however, your puppy is not fully protected against these diseases until 1 week after the 2nd vaccine.

When should I have my dogs vaccinated?

Vaccines can be given from 8 weeks old– your pet will also receive a free full examination by your veterinary surgeon.

2nd Vaccine can be given from 10 weeks old.

Do my dogs need a vaccine booster every year?

It is essential that your dog has an annual booster to maintain it’s immunity against Leptospirosis. Immunity against Leptospirosis declines more rapidly than for the other vaccinated conditions. We give annual Leptospirosis and kennel cough booster vaccines and follow the vaccine manufactures advice to give a booster for Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, & Parainfluenza every 3 years. These are given by one injection.

A free full health check is given at the time of the annual booster vaccinations. Attending for annual check ups also helps identify other conditions early.

My dogs don’t meet other dogs- do they still need vaccinated?

Infections such as parvovirus can stay infectious in the environment for approximately 3 weeks so if you dog comes across vomit or diarrhoea material from an infected dog when out and about it can easily contract the infection without meeting another dog.

Leptospirosis is spread in rats urine, and dogs being dogs they tend to sniff around in the garden and waterways where rats may have been previously without your knowledge.

Vaccination really is the only way to protect your dogs fully