Precautionary measures begin when dogs are still young puppies. This is the best and only time to guarantee effective basic immunisation. Ideally, the transfer from protection by the mother to vaccination immunity should not influence the young dog's development in the long-term. If you comply with the following vaccination programme, which is recommended by the German Kennel Club (VDH), then you are likely to achieve effective results:
Distemper, HCC, parvovirosis, leptospirosis
Distemper, HCC, parvovirosis, leptospirosis, rabie
Distemper, HCC, parvovirosis, leptospirosis, rabies
1. repeat vaccination
Vaccinations should be renewed every 12 months.
You may also need to have your dog vaccinated against other infectious diseases such as kennel cough, borreliosis and herpes. Please consult your vet and discuss the risk of infection with him or her. In principle, only heathly and parasite-free animals should be vaccinated, as only then are sufficient levels of antibodies likely to be available. Please also remember that vaccinations only take effect if adult dogs are wormed at least every six weeks (against tapeworm, roundworm and fox tapeworm). Puppies and young dogs should be wormed every two months. They are more at risk, as they have more social contact with other dogs and are more inclined to sniff foreign faeces - one of the main hotbeds for worms