Vaccinating Your Dogs

Normally puppies start vaccinations at 8-10 weeks with a second 2 weeks later

Health Care PlanThereafter they require an annual booster. So why are we vaccinating your pets? And what are we vaccinating them against?

Canine Diseases

A highly contagious viral disease, which if contracted can sometimes be managed but not cured. Signs include vomiting, diarrhoea, respiratory problems, high temperatures, lethargy, neurological twitching and sudden death can also occur.

An acute liver disease which can affect kidneys, lungs and eyes. Causes lethargy, abdominal pain and jaundice. Can be treated if symptoms noticed early, although it has been known for animals to die suddenly with no symptoms present.

This is a hardy virus which can survive in the environment for months to years. Although it is no longer an epidemic (because we vaccinate) the virus is still prevalent in this area and we are still seeing cases. It causes Endocarditis (in puppies), vomiting, profuse watery, bloody and smelly diarrhoea and refusal to eat or drink, causing rapid dehydration and death.

​​​A highly contagious multi-factorial respiratory disease commonly mistaken for kennel cough. Can cause pneumonia or chronic bronchitis if left untreated. Generally not a deadly disease but if other infections such as Kennel Cough are contracted the symptoms and results are much more serious.

​​Highly zoonotic (can be passed to humans) disease caused by a bacteria spread in the urine, the main carrier of the disease is rats therefore it can be contracted by drinking/ swimming in contaminated water and it causes liver damage and jaundice. Another form of the disease mainly carried by dogs affects the kidneys. This again is a deadly disease.

Kennel Cough
​​A highly contagious respiratory disease most commonly caused by bordetella bronchiseptica (same family as human whooping cough) it is named Kennel Cough as it is spread by dogs in close contact with each other. This means it can be contracted anywhere not just kennels, such as meeting dogs in the park, even sniffing where an infected dog has sniffed is enough to contract the infection.

There are many strains of Kennel Cough which vaccinations do not cover but vaccinated animals show less sever symptoms than animals not vaccinated and recover a lot quicker. Although not generally deadly the very young, old or otherwise debilitated can become seriously ill.

So the number 1 reason why we vaccinate your pets? VaccinationsHealth Care Plan save lives!!!​

Prevention is better than cure

Remember, at Glenbrae Veterinary Clinics we offer free health checks with all booster vaccinations, and a range of healthcare packages to help our pet owners budget for their pets’ routine healthcare needs.


What time Glenbrae opens?


Monday 8.30-8pm
Tuesday - Friday 8.30-7pm
Saturday 8.30-4.30pm


Monday - Friday 8.30-6.30pm
Saturday - 9am-12.30pm



Monday - Friday 8.30-6.30pm
Saturday - 9am-12.30pm

At Bearsden
49 - 53 Stockiemuir
Ave Bearsden, Glasgow.
G61 3JJ

0141 942 7070

At Dumbarton
18 Station
Road, Dumbarton

01389 765 555

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5 - 7 Station Road, Glasgow
G69 9EF

0141 465 8800

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