Vaccinations are crucial in protecting dogs from potentially deadly infectious diseases. Vaccines work by introducing a small, harmless piece of the disease-causing agent, or antigen, to a dog’s immune system. This exposure allows the immune system to develop a defense against the disease without actually causing the illness.

Here are some reasons why vaccinations are important for dogs:

Preventing disease: Vaccines protect dogs from diseases that can be deadly or difficult and costly to treat. Common canine vaccinations protect against diseases such as rabies, distemper, parvovirus, adenovirus, and kennel cough.

Protecting public health: Some canine diseases, such as rabies, can also be transmitted to humans. Vaccinating dogs helps prevent the spread of these diseases to people.

Cost-effective: The cost of vaccinating a dog is usually far less than the cost of treating the disease that the vaccine prevents.

Overall, vaccinating your dog is an important part of responsible pet ownership. By keeping your dog up-to-date on vaccinations, you help protect their health and well-being, as well as that of the broader community.

Vaccination Schedule:

6-8 weeks

11-12 weeks

15-16 weeks

Over 4 months 


1st puppy shot (DHPP) + Corona.

2nd puppy shot (DHPP) + Corona.

3rd puppy shot (DHPP) + Corona.

Rabies (repeat 1 year later) After second Rabies vaccination, administer every 3years. By law all dogs in SA must be vaccinated against Rabies.

Combination vaccine.