Dog Vaccinations

Disease prevention is one of the most important parts of responsible pet ownership and that means regular vaccinations to ensure they live a full and healthy life.

Your new dog will have had at least one of its first course of vaccinations. The date it is due for its next shot will be recorded on the Animal Vaccination Card, which you will be provided with.

Until your puppy has received its full initial course of vaccinations, it is important to avoid exposing it to disease. This means the pup should not be taken to parks, beaches or any other public areas where other dogs may have been. It should also not be allowed to mix with other unvaccinated dogs. Not continuing with the vaccinations may result in your dog catching a fatal disease or spreading one.

What Diseases is My Dog Vaccinated Against?

  • Parvovirus or “Parvo”: is a very serious disease of puppies and dogs, which is fairly common in some areas. It causes very severe vomiting and diarrhoea and is usually fatal.
  • Distemper: is another disease, which can be fatal to dogs. It is not as common as parvo, but can cause brain disease if contracted.
  • Infectious Canine Hepatitis: is a virus, which causes liver disease in affected dogs. It can also be fatal.
  • Kennel Cough: is quite a common disease in dogs. It is not as serious as some of the other diseases dogs are vaccinated for, but it can cause a nasty dry, hacking cough.
Courtesy of NZSPCA

Most Doggie Day Cares & Kennels require up-to-date proof of valid vaccinations.

For more information - Ask the Vet / Owner Responsibility

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