Vaccination, titer check, anti-parasitic treatment
Vaccination is done to protect your dog to the most common diseases present in the canine population. Yearly vaccination includes Leptospirosis. Every three years, your dog is vaccinated for Canine Distemper, Adenovirosis and Parvovirosis.
Additionally vaccination for Kennel cough and Rabies can be done. Kennel Cough is often mandatory in kennels, dog walking services and dog training schools. Rabies vaccination is legally required when crossing borders. For more information on travelling with your pet, click here.
To vaccinate, or not to vaccinate?
A lot is said about vaccination. Our clinic vaccinates following the principle of optimal vaccination for maximum protection. This means that Canine distemper, Parvovirosis and Adenovirosis are vaccinated only every three years, instead of yearly. You can also choose to do a titer check for these viruses to check the immunization of your dog before vaccinating. If your dog turns out to be properly immunized still, we can delay this vaccination for another year. Leptospirosis can not be checked with a titer check and gives shorter immunization. Leptospirosis is also infectious for humans (zoonosis) and can cause liver and kidney failure. A serious disease, that we would rather prevent. Therefore this vaccin is administered every year.
If you have questions about vaccination, our staff is at your service.
Depending on your dog's activity (eg. hunting), the deworming scheme can differ slightly. Generally, we advise quarterly deworming. You can discuss with your veterinarian if this scheme is suitable for your dog.
Puppies are dewormed on 2, 4, 6 and 8 weeks, then monthly until 6 months of age. After 6 months puppies follow the same scheme as adult dogs do.
Travelling with your dog: when you travel abroad, your deworming scheme can differ according to the country you're travelling to. For more information on travelling with your pet, click here.
This deworming advice has been made according to the ESCCAP Guidelines (European Scientific Counsel Companian Animal Parasites). This is an independent organization for European veterinary parasitologists, that provide information on parasitary infections in dogs and cats in Europe.
Flees are little parasites, that live on the skin and cause a lot of itching. Flees are prevalent in both the summer, as well as the winter (we tend to turn up the heat at home, which the flees really like!).
Flee treatment can be done with pills, ointment on the skin or a collar. Our veterinary nurses can help you choose the product most suitable for you and your pet.
Since 2013, the placement of an identifying microchip is legally required, before the dogs turn 7 weeks of age. The microchip is placed underneath the skin and stays there during your pets entire life. The chip is registered to the owner. Keep in mind that when you change phone number or address, the registration of your pets chip is altered likewise. You can change the registration on the website of Nederlandse Databank Gezelschapsdieren or www.chipnummer.nl.