We advise that all dogs are vaccinated against parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis and leptospirosis. These are referred to as the core vaccines, other non-core vaccines are also discussed.

Infectious diseases remain a potential threat to your pets health. The number of vaccinated dogs remains low which can allow sporadic outbreaks of disease. Outbreaks of Parvovirus have been seen throughout East Lancashire.


Vaccinations for puppies can start from 7 weeks of age. Two vaccinations are required, given two to four weeks apart. The earliest the second vaccine can be given is ten weeks of age. Puppies should be kept isolated for two weeks after the second vaccination to allow protective antibodies to build up.


Annual booster vaccinations are recommend. After your dog’s first booster vaccination we will then only vaccinate against distemper, hepatitis and parvovirus every three years. However, an annual vaccination against leptospirosis is still recommended. This is a disease associated with rats and is also a potential risk to human health. In summary your dog will need an annual vaccination but we will only give the necessary vaccines and not blanket cover for everything.


Kennel cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Dogs that are regular visitors to boarding kennels are especially at risk. A vaccine is available, many kennels insist that dogs boarding with them are vaccinated. It is an intranasal vaccine administered annually and will help reduce the severity of symptoms associated with kennel cough. It can be given along with your dog’s other vaccines, and if done with their annual booster a discount is available.

For every kennel cough vaccine given, 25p is donated to Hounds for Heros. The purpose of “Hounds for Heroes” is to provide specially trained assistance dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK Armed Forces and Civilian Emergency Services. More information.

Rabies vaccines are also available for animal travelling abroad on the PETS scheme

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