Puppies initially get antibodies from their mothers’ milk, however, at the age of 6 weeks they need to start getting vaccinations to protect them from diseases which could be fatal to them. We cannot stress enough how vital vaccinations are for your puppy. Sadly, many pups do not survive diseases that could have been prevented with the recommended schedule of core vaccinations.
According to the South African Veterinarian Association, there are Core Vaccines for dogs which should be given to all dogs, in all regions, because they protect against diseases that are widespread and which have serious effects.
Core Vaccines for dogs are: