The core dog vaccine protects against the Canine Parvovirus, Canine Hepatitis and Canine Distemper. These are infectious, potentially fatal diseases and often lead to death. Even when treated, there is not always a successful outcome. The vaccine offers protection provided the regime is followed. The vaccines are initially given to puppies at 6-8 weeks, 10-12 weeks and 14-16 weeks. Thereafter, dogs should be given a booster when a year old then every two years at the dog’s health check. The KC vaccine helps to protect against Kennel cough, which, while not fatal, is very infectious and uncomfortable for the animal. KC vaccine is required if your dog goes to dog kennels or doggy daycare and is recommended if your dog socialises with other dogs. The Lepto vaccine helps to protect against Leptospirosis, a potentially fatal bacterial disease that is most commonly picked up from the urine of rats and farm animals. The Lepto vaccination is recommended if your dog lives rurally or has access to waterways. An annual health check is recommended for you dog. The health check usually includes a physical examination and may also include blood tests if deemed necessary.