Erina Heights Vet Hospital continues to follow the World Small Animal Veterinary Association guidelines with expert advice on vaccination protocols based on the latest research. Vaccinations are the best way to protect your pet from several dangerous diseases.
Puppies must receive their full course of vaccinations to protect them against 3 deadly viruses- canine parvovirus, canine distemper virus and canine hepatitis. Canine Cough (comprising of parainfluenza virus and Bordetella bronchiseptica) is mandatory if planning to board your dog, but also recommended for socialisation and puppy school. This combination is called a C5 vaccination.
Puppies require vaccination at 6-8 weeks of age, 10-12 weeks of age and then a final booster at 16 weeks of age.
After the course of puppy vaccinations, your adult dog will be vaccinated annually for kennel cough at their yearly wellness check and receive a C3 vaccination every 3 years. We use a brand of vaccines which is registered for this 3 yearly use.
We can also provide vaccine titre testing for canine parvovirus, canine distemper virus and canine hepatitis, which may negate the need for these vaccinations altogether.