June 27, 2018

Vaccination Requirements

Vaccination Protocol / Requirements for Dog(s) admission to the kennels.

Puppies under 16 weeks:

  • 6 (8) weeks – 5 in 1
  • 10 (12) weeks – 5 in 1 (if 12 weeks, give first Rabies now)
  • 14 (16) weeks – 5 in 1 plus Rabies (if 12 weeks at first Rabies vaccination, this would be the booster)
  • Kennel Cough – Annually

Administration of the above vaccinations required (14) days PRIOR to arrival at the kennels. No dog(s) under the age of 16 weeks are permitted into the kennels.

Adult dogs with prior puppy vaccinations:

  • 1 year – 5 in 1 plus Rabies*
  • thereafter every 3 years – 5 in 1 plus Rabies (preferably in alternate years, 5 in 1 one year, rabies other year)

* Rabies is given once, then repeated in no less than 1 month and no more than 9 months – so the rabies booster can be given before 1 year of age, as       long as it is more than 1 month after the initial vaccination

  • Kennel Cough – Annually

Administration of the above vaccinations required (14) days PRIOR to arrival at the kennels

Adult dogs with no prior vaccinations:

  • 5 in 1 once off, thereafter every 3 years
  • Rabies – immediately and again within 1 to 9 months, thereafter every 3 years
  • Kennel Cough – Annually

Administration of the above vaccinations required (14) days PRIOR to arrival at the kennels

Information

What is in the 5 in 1 vaccine:

  • Parvovirus
  • Distemper
  • Adenovirus 1 (hepatitis)
  • Adenovirus 2
  • Parainfluenza

Kennel cough vaccinations:

  • Intranasal – Annually for Adult dogs. In puppies under 16 weeks repeated after 4 weeks
  • Injectable – First one followed by booster in 4 weeks (any age), then annually

Please note: Veterinarians do not administer Kennel Cough unless specifically requested by the dog owner. Kennel Cough vaccinations are not core vaccinations and as such are not routinely administered. The most common Kennel Cough vaccine types are, Bronchicine, Nobivac KC and Pneumodog.

Under no circumstances will dog(s) be admitted to the kennels unless the vaccinations are current in terms of this published protocol / requirement.

Updated / Revised: June 2018