Vaccination is a safe and effective way of preventing deadly diseases. Vaccine protocols differ depending on the area, occurrence of disease, and populations at risk. Unfortunately, we still see many patients that are not vaccinated which then get deadly diseases, including parvovirus (cat flu, “katgriep”) and distemper (“hondesiekte”). Rabies is also becoming a threat in our area. We therefore recommend the following vaccine protocol:
|1st puppy vaccination||6 – 8 weeks||5 in 1|
|2nd puppy vaccination||10 – 12 weeks||5 in 1|
|3rd puppy vaccination||14 – 16 weeks||5 in 1 + Rabies|
|Annual booster||12 – 14 months||5 in 1 + Rabies|
Core vaccines (5 in 1) for dogs cover canine parvovirus, canine distemper virus, infectious canine hepatitis (adenovirus 1 & 2) and canine parainfluenza virus. By law, all dogs must be vaccinated against rabies.
If your dog is likely to be going to a kennel whilst you are on holiday or if it regularly meets other dogs (at training or at shows) we also recommend a Kennel Cough vaccination. This can be administered from 12 weeks of age.