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When should my dog be vaccinated?

Puppy Vaccinations

Vaccinating your puppy is one of the most important things you should do in your first few weeks as a dog owner. Regular vaccinations help puppies grow into dogs who remain free of infectious diseases, and also prevents them from passing nasty diseases on to other animals in the local area. 

When should puppies be vaccinated?

Puppies are typically vaccinated at eight and ten weeks (although they can be vaccinated as early as four-six weeks of age) with the second dose usually being given two to four weeks later. Speak to your vet about the best timings.

Your puppy will then require a booster vaccination at 6 or 12 months of age. As your puppy grows into an adult dog it's important to ensure you visit your vet and keep your dogs vaccinations up to date.

What diseases will the usual vaccinations protect against?

  • Canine Distemper

  • Canine Parvovirus

  • Kennel Cough

  • Leptospirosis

  • Parainfluenza

How long are vaccinations effective for?

Different vaccines last for different times, as immunity can weaken. Your vet will provide you with a vaccination record which you will need to keep safe.

For more information visit the RSPCA website: https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/dogs/health/vaccinations