Early puppy vaccination
Dog Vaccination, Puppy Vaccination
We are proud to offer to our puppy patients what we believe to be the best C5 vaccination program available. We use a specifically developed vaccine which gives proven 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.
The puppy will not require a booster for 1 year after this time. Although these Nobivac vaccines are slightly more expensive, the lack of need for a booster makes the overall cost of the early vaccination program generally cheaper than the older and more widely used programs.
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 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.
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, Puppy Vaccination