The complete vaccination course consists of two injections, given two weeks apart. Vaccinating your puppy is very important as it gives them immunity against 5 top infectious canine diseases:
- Canine Hepatitis
- Canine Parainfluenza Virus
Vaccines take place from 8 weeks of age and then every year after that. Your puppy will not be fully protected until a week after they have completed the two-course vaccination programme, so it is important that you do not take him/her out in public until then.
Once your puppy is fully vaccinated, they can go out into the big wide world. In order to help them get on with other dogs, we run puppy parties here at the Oswestry and Ellesmere branches, to introduce them to other dogs in a safe environment. They can have fun with other puppies and begin their socialisation training. The BSAVA Puppy Guide provides lots of helpful advice for those important first months with your new puppy.