Client Advice – Puppy

Important Information About Your New Puppy


Why do we vaccinate puppies? 

Most puppies are born with some immunity, which they get from their mothers. This only lasts for up to two months. Your puppy will need to be vaccinated to protect him from the diseases canine distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, leptospira, adenovirus and parainfluenza virus.

  When should a puppy be vaccinated? 

The first vaccination should be given at eight weeks of age and a second vaccination is given two weeks later to complete the course. Both of these vaccinations must be given or your puppy is not fully protected.

When can a puppy start going out?

It takes a little while for a vaccine to take effect. Your puppy is fully vaccinated one week after his second vaccination. You can then start taking him out and about.


How often should a puppy be wormed? 

We usually recommend that an owner worms puppy when he comes to his new home. This is especially important if you do not know if puppy was wormed before you had him. Puppies should then be wormed every month until six months of age and then wormed every three to six months.