Canine Vaccinations

There are two vaccinations that we offer at Doyalson Animal Hospital for our canine patients:

• C3 vaccination to provide protection against parvovirus, distemper and hepatitis viruses.
• C5 vaccination to provide protection against parvovirus, distemper and hepatitis viruses as well as kennel cough.
• C7 vaccination to provide protection against parvovirus, distemper and hepatitis viruses, kennel cough as well as leptosporosis.

Vaccination schedule for your puppy:

6 – 8 weeks old

Your puppy requires a C3 vaccination to protect them against canine parvovirus, distemper and hepatitis viruses. They have usually had this before they became the new addition of our family. If not, book them in as soon as possible.

Book your puppy into Puppy Preschool now to ensure you have a well socialised puppy!

12 weeks old

This can either be the C3 or the C5 vaccination. We highly recommend the C5 vaccination to ensure that your pet is protected against the highly contagious Canine Cough or even better the C7 vaccination so they are ALSO vaccinated against Leptosporosis.

Although your pup is not fully vaccinated, it is important to start taking it out for walks BEFORE the final booster, to take advantage of this socialisation period. As long as it has been more than two weeks since their first vaccine, you can take your puppy for a walk along roads, pavements or the beach, as viruses have a hard time surviving in these areas.

16 weeks old

Again, this can be either the C3, C5 or C7 vaccination. This is your puppy’s final vaccination! But remember that they will not be fully vaccinated for another two weeks. However, socialisation is very important. Stick to roads, pavements or along the shore line on the beach. It is not recommended to take them to grassed areas such as playfields.

Vaccination schedule for dogs:

After your pet’s 3rd puppy vaccination they will then need to have a yearly vaccination to keep them fully protected. Don’t worry if you forget, we will send you a reminder a month before your pet’s vaccination is due!

Is your pet going into boarding whilst you go on holidays? All boarding kennels will require a C5 vaccination certificate before your dog can board with them which we will provide you with after your consultation.

To schedule a vaccination appointment, call one of our friendly nurses