Call your veterinarian before you take your puppy, they can give you important information about the things to keep in mind when you get a puppy. As soon as you get your furry little friend, take it to the vet, and, if possible, bring a fecal sample (puppies often have intestinal parasites). At this first visit we will check if it has been properly vaccinated, if it has been properly dewormed and depending on what we observe we will establish a vaccination plan. Every veterinarian has a preferred vaccination protocol for puppies. In addition, these protocols change depending on the new studies in the field so talk to your doctor and they will explain what, when and how to vaccinate your furry friend. Here is our vaccination protocol:
- Drontal puppy
- Nobivac Puppy DP-Drontal puppy or milbemycin on doctor’s recommendation
- Microchip + R.E.C.S.
- Nobivac DHP + L
- Drontal puppy / Drontal plus
- Nobivac Dhppi + L
- Nobivac Kc – Reed Cough (Infectious Tracheobronchitis)
- External deworming +/- Internal deworming
- Nobivac Dhppi + RL
- Nobivac Dhppi + RL + Kc
- D Distemper
- H Hepatitis
- R Rubarth
- P Parvovirus
- Pi Parainfluence
- L Leptospirosis
- R Rabie
And? Why so many vaccines, you wonder… Good question! The reason we do them is that no one can be sure that your furry little friend will get a good immune response after a single vaccination. His age and the degree of immunity received from the mother complicates how the immunity will be installed after vaccination. A puppy that “borrowed” a lot of immunity from the mother during breastfeeding (passive immunity) will limit the effectiveness of the vaccine.
It is ideal to vaccinate the puppy as soon as the passive immunity acquired from the mother decreases, so the puppy can develop a stronger and longer-lasting immunity on its own. (This period is also the period in which the puppy is prone to viral diseases). The time at which the baby can respond well to a vaccine varies between 6 weeks or 12 weeks. That’s why we start vaccination at 6 weeks and finish it at 16.
Rarely puppies can experience side effects due to the vaccine. If you notice that he is apathetic, weak, has no appetite, if you notice that it starts to swell around the eyes and / or snout, contact your veterinarian quickly.