Puppies need their first vaccinations at six to eight weeks old. Whether you adopt a puppy or buy one, make sure you get any medical records. In their first year, fur-babies will need to visit the vet a few times for immunizations and regular booster shots.
Vaccines are only effective once a puppy has been weaned. Your vet will advise you on the immunizations that are best for your dog, which depend on many factors including where you live and how many other pets are in your home.
Most states require that all dogs be vaccinated against rabies. Be sure to keep proof that your dog’s shots are up-to-date.
All puppies should be immunized against parvovirus, distemper, rabies, and hepatitis.
Puppies receive most of their vaccinations every two to four weeks until they are at least 14 weeks old. Some vaccinations are given as a combination, such as the DHLPPC, which helps protect against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvo, and corona. Other vaccinations are administered one at a time.
If your dog is over 16 weeks old and isn’t up-to-date on shots, or if you’re not sure, it’s better to be safe than sorry: Your vet may recommend starting the vaccination process again. You can use this chart to help you keep track of when your puppy needs which shots:
(Provided by Heart of Dixie Doodles)
Here at Heart of Dixie Doodles, we ensure that all our puppies at 6 weeks of age are given their first booster shot and at minimum one round of dewormer. Our puppies do not go outside or come in contact with other animals, except for mom, before receiving their first set of shots. This helps prevent them from getting any ground dormant diseases, such as Parvo. Please follow link below to learn more about puppy illnesses, what to look for, and how to prevent your puppy from getting sick.
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