Puppies will have full protection against Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvovirus from 1 week after their second DHP vaccine, so they can start going out at this stage. However, their Leptospirosis protection is only complete 3 weeks after their second L4 vaccine, so we advise avoiding farmland and standing water until this point. Your dog will require annual boosters to maintain immunity.
We recommend round worming puppies monthly until they are 6 months old. Many of the flea products we supply have a round wormer included e.g. Credelio, Advocate. We like to use parasite products that protect your dog from lungworm (most commonly a monthly treatment). From 6 months of age, we recommend a tape wormer every 3 months.
Prevention is better than cure. Did you know, it can take 3 months to get a flea infestation under control? Most products need to be given monthly. We may need to weigh your puppy prior to each treatment, to ensure we are giving an appropriate dose.
Riverside Pet Community (RPC):
Our healthcare plan is a great way to spread the cost of routine preventative healthcare, parasite products and annual booster vaccination along with discounts on services such as neutering. The membership has many benefits including unlimited Vet and Nurse consultations (by appointment during normal working hours). Visit our website for further information or speak to a member of the team.
RPC is not insurance. We strongly encourage insurance to help cover non-routine problems, illness, or injury.