One of the most important things you can do for your pet, to ensure that they have a long and healthy life is to have them fully vaccinated against all common diseases.
For the first few weeks of life the mother passes on immunity by providing disease fighting antibodies in her milk. Then it is up to you to make sure your pet is vaccinated. The immunity that your pet has at birth gradually diminishes between 6 and 12 weeks.
It is advisable to begin the vaccination course as soon after 6 to 8 weeks. The initial vaccination is followed by a second injection 4 weeks later. Your pet can be vaccinated at an early stage if they are at risk of contracting a virus infection. During their vaccination course it is advised that they are kept away from other animals and given exercise in selected areas.