Puppies require vaccinations against fatal illnesses. These are Parvovirus, Distemper, Hepatitis, Canine Cough, Leptospirosis and Coronavirus.
Puppies are vaccinated:
|from 6-8 weeks
|at 10-12 weeks
|at 14-16 weeks
Then a yearly booster vaccination and health check.
To control hookworm, whipworm, roundworm and tapeworm:
- Worm every 2 weeks until 12 weeks old
- then monthly until 6 months old
- then every 3 months.
We recommend Drontal all-wormer or a similar all-wormer.
- Proheart injection from 3 or 6 months old
- Tablets or spot on products
Usually 6 months of age.
Monthly "spot on" - Advantage, Frontline, Revolution, and Advocate or Frontline spray.
Monthly tablet - Nexgard.
Good nutrition is very important. Hill’s Science Diet, Royal Canin, Eukanuba & Iams are all premium quality foods, specifically designed to meet your puppy’s nutritional requirements. We recommend large breed diet food for dogs over 25kg as adults.
A microchip is a permanent means of identification and can be implanted in a consultation or at de-sexing when asleep.
Puppy preschool is held at our surgery. The course is one hour each week for 4 weeks. Please speak to one of our nurses to enrol.
Highly recommended. Many companies now offer comprehensive cover. Conditions vary. Check RACQ/Suncorp Home and Contents insurances.
Thank you for choosing Albany Creek Veterinary Clinic for your pet’s healthcare.