Vaccine Schedule

Vaccines for Dogs

8 weeks old Combination Vaccine

Parvovirus (“Cat flu”)

A very contagious, deadly virus that affects dogs younger than a year old. Treatment is expensive and often of no avail.

Distemper

A virus of equal danger, but much less contagious. Dogs of any age are susceptible if not vaccinated properly.

Adenovirus

Vaccination protects against upper airway disease as well as a liver disease that occurs seldom these days.

Parainfluenza

Causes upper airway disease.

12 weeks old Combination Vaccine and Rabies
9 months after the 12 week vaccine Combination Vaccine and Rabies
Annually Combination Vaccine
After the second Rabies vaccination, Rabies is administered every three years. By law all dogs in South Africa have to be vaccinated against Rabies.

Vaccines for Cats

6-8 weeks old Combination Vaccine

Panleucopaenia

A similar disease to “cat flu” in dogs. Although not common these days it is still deadly.

Rhinotracheitis

This herpesvirus causes eye and upper respiratory infection.

Calicivirus

Causes upper respiratory and joint infection.

Chlamydiosis

Causes pneumonia in cats, but could also infect humans.

10-12 weeks old Combination Vaccine 
14-16 weeks old Combination Vaccine and Rabies
9 months later Combination Vaccine and Rabies
Annually Combination Vaccine
Rabies is administered every three years after the 2nd vaccine. By law all dogs in South Africa have to be vaccinated against Rabies.