CP - Protecting your Furbaby
Vaccinations, worming, flea and tick Prevention
Please refer to your Vaccination and Treatment Schedule given at time of Collection for when your puppy next needs these important treatments.
All of our puppies are vet checked, vaccinated according to the age of when puppy goes to its new owner, microchipped, wormed and flea treated before departure.
- Puppy requires three vaccinations which can be given from 6 weeks old and given at four weekly intervals from the first vaccination. Puppy needs to complete all three vaccines to be totally covered.
- Generally, when you collect puppy, they would have had their first vaccination, and its therefore your responsibility to ensure that the 2nd and 3rd vaccinations are completed on time with your vet. Your vaccination card will detail when the next vaccination is due.
Important information about Parvovirus:
If your puppy has not had their 2nd vaccination yet, make sure you keep them away from any public places at this stage as they are not fully immunized against the deadly Parvovirus. Parvoviruscan be found in almost any public place. This includes parks, beaches, or even as simple as a walk around the street. We strongly suggest keeping them within your home and backyard to start off with, which is great for getting used to their new environment. Speak with your vet when you get the 2nd vaccination, as you normally need to wait a minimum of 5 days for the vaccination to be settled in the puppy’s body before venturing out and showing them the big wide world and all the new adventures to be had. Some vets may recommend you wait until the 3rd vaccination has been completed prior to puppy venturing out depending on how Parvovirus is in your specific area. So please be sure to take your local vet’s advice.
- We recommend using Advocate – which covers fleas, heartworm* and worms (1). It’s an easy application in a liquid form that you administer externally on their hairline at the back of their neck.
- Puppies are started on Drontal from 2 weeks of age, and you will need to continue worming doses as instructed on your treatment schedule. However, as a guideline, they need to be treated every 2 weeks until they are 12 weeks old, then monthly until they are 6 months old and then every 3 months for the rest of their lives.
NOTE: Advocate only gives protection for heartworm for 2 weeks of the 4 weeks coverage for fleas – therefore, we recommend discussing another preventative measure for heartworm with your vet. See below.
- We recommend using Drontal suspension liquid wormer (2) as it is easy to use and ensures that puppy has the dosage required. Tables are good however, you need to ensure that they chew and eat all of the table or swallow whole.
- When puppy is older or if you prefer a table form, we also use Milbemax worming tablets (3).
Heart Worm Prevention
- There are various options available for protection again Heart Worm. These range from an annual injection given by your vet to over the counter tables.
- Puppies must be started on heartworm prevention by 12 weeks of age. When your puppy returns to the vet for the second vaccination, please speak to them about what heartworm prevention they recommend and start them on it during this visit.
- Please note that Advocate only gives protection for heartworm for 2 weeks of the 4 weeks coverage for fleas – therefore, we recommend discussing another preventative measure for heartworm with your vet.
- Tick’s can be life-threatening for your furbaby, so it's essential to give them protection against them.
- We use Bravecto spot-on (4) for our older dogs which gives 6 months cover.
- Please consider protecting your puppy against ticks – these can threaten the life of your furbaby. Discuss with your vet the different protection available.
Disclaimer: The directors, officers, breeders and staff of DVK are not liable for anything deriving from this document arising from any issues with your puppy in regard to the recommendations outlined above. These recommendations are merely derived from our experience with the puppies we breed and sell in order to assist you in caring for your puppy once you take possession of your puppy. Diamond Valley Kennels has used its best endeavours to assist you, the buyer of a puppy from DVK, with the recommendations herein. We recommend you conduct your own research in this matter and consult a registered veterinarian for any preventative advice for your puppy if you so desire. DVK will take no responsibility for any vet bills incurred once the puppy has left our care unless previously approved by the director, Diamond Valley Kennels Pty Ltd.