The following vaccinations and preventatives are recommended to keep your pet protected.




Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Leptospirosis & Parainfluenza virus. 
FIRST VACCINES: 3 puppy vaccines are given at 8, 12 & 16 weeks old.
BOOSTER: every 1 year If your dog has missed a vaccine, they can easily be restarted and a booster may be recommended after 1 month.


Compulsory for dogs in Hong Kong FIRST VACCINE: 5-6 months old Implantation of an AVID microchip and application for a rabies licence is also required.
BOOSTER: every 3 years.


Kennel cough 

Optional - often required if your dog goes into boarding facilities. 
Also recommended if your dog mixes with other dogs at the park or grooming salon.
FIRST VACCINE: 12-16 weeks old, will need a booster after 1 month
BOOSTER: every 1 year

Leptospirosis (L4)

Protects against an additional 4 strains.
However, no vaccine in HK will cover all strains of leptospirosis.
Recommended for active dogs who go hiking or outside frequently, especially if they like to swim or drink from puddles etc.
FIRST VACCINE: 2 vaccines at 12 & 16 weeks old
BOOSTER: every 1 year


Heartworm is spread by mosquitoes. Prevention is recommended for all dogs, using either:

PROHEART: annual injection
HEARTGARD or NEXGUARD: monthly chew
REVOLUTION: monthly spot on

Start treatment: 12 weeks old

Intestinal Worms

Worms include tapeworm, hookworm, roundworm and whipworm.
Puppies should be treated for intestinal worms monthly until 6 months old and then every 3-6 months as an adult.
Worming tablets include drontal and popantel.


We recommend desexing at around 6 months old. In addition to preventing pregnancy, benefits include reduced risk of mammary, uterine, testicular and prostate disease.


Flea & Tick Prevention

Flea and tick prevention is recommended for all dogs. Tick fever is a common and dangerous disease in Hong Kong causing severe anaemia in dogs. Using tick prevention can dramatically reduce the risk of a tick bite, however no form of prevention is 100% effective.

There are a number of treatment forms:
FRONTLINE or REVOLUTION - monthly spot on
BRAVECTO - 3 monthly chew
NEXGUARD - monthly chew

In addition to this, a tick collar is also recommended.
SERESTO lasts for 7-8 months and is waterproof.