Important shots your puppy needs to get
Regular vaccinations help prevent highly contagious serious diseases that can cause fatalities among puppies and adult dogs. It is crucial all dogs be vaccinated for when they are exposed to other animals, dogs or public areas. Most puppy training or boarding facilities will also not accept unvaccinated puppies for training. Puppies should be vaccinated per schedule for basic immunity with boosters at regular intervals thereafter as recommended by your vet. We can help you plan your vaccination regime at your annual health and wellness assessment. Common animal health issues can be easily prevented with regular vaccination.
As part of the vaccination visit a full health examination and assessment is performed, and we will discuss with you the best vaccination regime for your pet. Here are some of the core shots they should be receiving:
Infectious canine tracheobronchitis, commonly known as “kennel cough”, while not as serious or life threatening as the other three diseases does cause a nasty cough which is highly contagious due to it being airborne. This disease can be caused by canine parainfluenza virus and Bordetella bronchiseptica. Whilst dogs most at risk are those coming into contact with other dogs (e.g. dogs going to shows or dogs being boarded) it is important to note that any social pooch may be exposed. Most kennels now require a kennel cough vaccine before your dog can be boarded.
Our recommended vaccination protocol for puppies is:
- 1st vaccination at 6-8 weeks- parvovirus/distemper/hepatitis
- 2nd vaccination at 10-12 weeks- parvovirus/distemper/hepatitis/parainfluenza/B.Bronchiseptica
- 3rd vaccination at 14-16 weeks- parvovirus/distemper/hepatitis
It is important to note that your puppy will not be fully protected against these diseases until 2 weeks after the final vaccination. Ensure you discuss the annual booster vaccinations required for your puppy after completion of the initial round of vaccines.
In you and your children
Hookworm larvae can cause skin irritation.
- Roundworm larva can (rarely) infect children and migrate to the eye, brain or other organs.
- HYDATID (not flea) tapeworms are a great danger to humans causing cysts throughout the body.
THE BEST WORMING SCHEDULE IS:
|2-12 weeks||every 2 weeks|
|3-6 months||every month|
|After 6 months||every 3 months|