We recommend puppies begin their vaccinations from 8 weeks of age with a second dose given 2-4 weeks later. Some pups may require an extra vaccination if presented at a young age or if the gap between the initial vaccines exceeds 4 weeks.
Adult dogs should be vaccinated annually to maintain levels of protective immunity.
Vaccination is generally required if you intend sending your dog to a boarding kennel at least a week beforehand. Kennel cough vaccines provide immunity for one year.
Kennel cough is a highly contagious condition causing a harsh, uncomfortable cough which can lead on to more serious respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and pneumonia. Traditionally associated with kennelled dogs it can also be contracted by dogs mixing in parks, dog shows and breeding establishments.