We recommend injecting all dogs against Parvovirus, Distemper, Infectious Hepatitis, Parainfluenza and Leptospirosis.
First vaccinations are generally started at 7-9 weeks and second vaccinations need to be when the puppies are 10 weeks or older, with a 2-4 week gap in between.We stock Nobivac vaccines (compatible with Canigen). Many have had a first vaccine with the breeder and the second vaccine must be the same brand. We will discuss when they can go out at time of consultation, as it depends on several factors.We now recommend extra Parvo vaccinations at 16-20 weeks, as per WSAVA guidelines, as there has been an upsurge of parvovirus in the area in young vaccinated dogs and unvaccinated dogs and it is thought that a small percentage of dogs may still have maternal antibodies at 10 to 14 weeks which interfere with the puppies immune response to vaccines and there is no way to check which individuals may be affected.
It is important that the first booster is given on time one year later to ensure immunity is kept high. We shall send email and text reminders but please do not rely on hearing from us to book this in. It will cost you more to re-start.
Leptospirosis is a yearly vaccine, so it is still important to have yearly vaccines but we have chosen a modern vaccine so that the other components only need boosting every 3 years after this. We have chosen to use the newest Leptospirosis vaccine which covers for more strains which are emerging in this country and are common abroad.
For more information see our blog https://www.emscotevets.co.uk/uncategorized/intorducing-the-new-nobivac-lepto-4-vaccination/
Kennel Cough vaccination is not an injection but administered straight into the nose to create a local immunity. We have chosen a vaccination with action against the virus Parainfluenza, and the bacteria Bordatella, to give the best cover for your pets. This is a live vaccine, so should not be given where owners have immunosuppression, such as being on chemotherapy. please talk to us if you are worried.
This is a yearly vaccine and we would strongly recommend you consider this as a routine as there have been regular kennel cough outbreaks in the local area over the last few years. Contrary to popular belief it is not only spread in kennels but where ever dogs have contact, so anywhere you walk .
Dogs which travel abroad may also require Rabies vaccinations and a passport. This need to be done at least 3 full weeks before travelling and the minimum age for vaccination is 12 weeks. Please note that this may change with Brexit, please read the pet travel link below.
There is also now a vaccine for Leishmaniasis, a potentially fatal disease, which would be relevant for many areas of travel. For more details on taking your pet abroad talk to us or visit the DEFRA website.