For other pets, click here for vaccination schedules for adult dogs, cats, kittens, ferrets and rabbits
What Vaccines Should My Puppy Get?
Did you realise that there is no standard vaccination protocol among vets? Your puppy can have their final vaccination anywhere between 10 and 16 weeks of age depending on the vet and the vaccine used. That means they can’t go out until anywhere between 11 to 18 weeks of age, depending on your choice.
This choice matters as the best age to socialise is before 16 weeks. For puppy vaccination we have designed a program to protect puppies quickly and get them socialising as early as possible:
Early Vaccination Package
- 10 week C5 parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, canine cough vaccination
- 11 week socialising and walking
- 16 week parvovirus booster- Why? Click here
- Heartworm, flea and mite protection up to 6 months of age
- Intestinal worming up to 6 months of age
- Monthly SMS reminders on the treatment due date
- A handy chart with the correct dates for all treatments
The heartworm, flea and intestinal worming will finish at 6 months of age. Most puppies are due back at this time for desexing or a long-acting heartworm injection.
You can find the cost of the Early Puppy Vaccination Package here. You are welcome to ask for the vaccinations only for $60 less.
All About Our Puppy Vaccination Package
We are proud to offer our puppy patients probably the best and fastest C5 vaccination program available. We use a specifically developed vaccine which gives proven early protection to puppies from 10 weeks of age. This allows the puppy to freely socialise from 11 weeks of age, gaining valuable social and environmental experience in the critical early socialisation period.
Our package is designed to offer your puppy what we believe to be the best possible care at a fair price.
Protection is against parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, bordetella and parainfluenza (kennel cough). As part of the program, we will also take care of heartworm, intestinal worms and external parasites, and spend at least 30 minutes with the puppy and their owner on a detailed health check and information session.
The same Nobivac vaccines are also used for the following year’s C5 vaccination. In adult dogs they provide an extended duration of immunity. This allows us to only give the triennial vaccine against parvovirus, distemper and hepatitis every 3 years. Although the canine cough vaccination is still necessary annually for adequate protection, using Nobivac C5 reduces the number of vaccine components the dog is exposed to over their lifetime without reducing their protection or increasing the overall cost.