Why do pets need to be vaccinated?
Vaccinations help to prevent serious, life-threatening diseases in your pet. Regular vaccination is an important part of routine health care, ensuring that your pet remains fit and well. At the time of vaccination, a thorough physical examination will also be performed by your vet. Because unfortunately our pets can’t talk to us, this examination is vital for assessing their ongoing health.
When do dogs need to be vaccinated?
Dogs need to be given the C3 vaccination and KC vaccinations need to be given once a year, every year to ensure an ongoing, strong immunity (however some brands of C3 may only need to be administered every three years).
At this visit your pet receives a comprehensive physical health check, and screening blood tests if considered necessary. If you have a new puppy or an adult dog that has never been vaccinated before, more vaccinations are needed at the start.
6-8 weeks old = C3 vaccine
10-12 weeks old = C3 vaccine and KC vaccine
14-16 weeks old = C3 vaccine and KC vaccine (depending on the vaccine type used)
Adult dogs never vaccinated:
Initially = C3 vaccine and KC vaccine
4 weeks later = C3 vaccine and KC vaccine (depending on the vaccine type used)