Here at Yorkshire Vets, we believe that the first few weeks of puppy ownership are vital in providing your puppy with the tools it needs to live a happy and healthy life. This is why we offer a comprehensive puppy vaccination package. This great value package is ideal for ensuring early protection against preventable diseases, and to provide you with lots of information to help give your puppy everything he needs during his first year. We recommend starting puppy vaccinations from 8 weeks of age, though they can be started at any age.
Our puppy vaccination package includes:
Full Veterinary Health Examination
Your vet will give your puppy a thorough health examination, in order to ensure that your puppy is fit and healthy for vaccinating. This examination will also include checks for problems such as undescended testicles, and umbilical hernias. This appointment is a perfect time for you to ask any questions you may have about your puppy’s health and well-being, such as diet recommendations, dental hygiene, and neutering options.
Puppy Vaccination 1
This first injection that your puppy will receive will begin to protect him against Leptospirosis, which is a potentially fatal disease. This vaccine requires two doses to become fully effective, which is why a second vaccination is required. It is not advisable to walk your dog in public areas until 10 days after your puppy has received his second vaccine.
Our comprehensive welcome pack provides you with lots of information about how to give your puppy the best start in life. This includes a recommended health care plan, preventative care advice, training and behavioural information, first aid information and a whole lot more!
Four Weeks Free Insurance
We recommend that all pets have some form of pet insurance. To get you started, we offer 4 weeks free insurance with Petplan* as part of our puppy vaccination pack. Because this is provided at the time of your puppy’s first health examination, the cover begins immediately, so you won’t be caught out by any delay in cover.
Puppy Party Invite
We currently offer monthly Puppy parties in Leeds (at our Shadwell surgery) and Bradford (at our Thornbury Hospital), and hope to bring these to more surgeries in the coming months. These parties are a perfect opportunity to socialise your puppy with other pups, and to learn more about how to help develop your puppy into the perfect adult dog. These parties are run by either a qualified vet, or a qualified veterinary nurse, so they will also be happy to answer any questions you may have about your puppy.
Puppy Vaccination 2
The second vaccination that your puppy will receive takes place 2 weeks after the first. This injection protects against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, and is combined with your puppy’s second Leptospirosis vaccination. 10 days after this injection, your puppy will be protected and ready to get out and explore the world!
Full Veterinary Health Examination
Your vet will again give your puppy a full clinical exam at your second vaccination appointment. This allows us to check for any developments since the first vaccination. It is also a good time for you to have any questions answered that may have come to mind in the intervening weeks.
A note on Microchipping
As of 6th April 2016, it became a legal requirement for dogs in the UK to be microchipped from 8 weeks of age. Because of this, we have seen a large increase in puppies being microchipped with their breeder prior to moving to their new homes. As a consequence, we have removed the microchip from our puppy vaccination pack, and reduced it’s price. Microchipping will be available for your puppy should he not already have been chipped prior to your first visit. Microchipping is vital to protect the health and wellbeing of your dog, as it greatly increases the chances of reuniting him with you should he go missing. This is particularly important if he has become injured after getting lost. We register or microchips with PETtrac, the largest microchip database in the UK.
If you have any questions about puppy vaccinations, or would like to book your puppy with us, please give your local Yorkshire Vets surgery a call on one of the following numbers:
You can register your puppy with us over the phone, or by clicking this link: Register
*Terms and conditions apply. Please ask in surgery for more details.