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Dog Vaccination Schedule

Dogs necessary recommended vaccinations

Every new puppy needs vaccination to protect him from some dangerous diseases and to develop his immune system. Veterinarians recommend a series of vaccinations and different vaccination schedules according to the specific dog’s risk factors.

Dog Vaccination Schedule for Puppy’s First Year

6-8 weeks

Recommended Vaccinations, “Core” vaccines: Canine parvovirus, Canine distemper, Canine adenovirus [hepatitis], measles
Optional Vaccinations, at veterinarian’s discretion, based on risk: Parainfluenza, Bordetella

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10-12 weeks

Recommended Vaccinations, Second vaccination with “core” vaccines
Optional Vaccinations, at veterinarian’s discretion, based on risk: Leptospirosis, Lyme, Coronavirus

12-16 weeks

Recommended Vaccinations: Rabies
Optional Vaccinations: None

14-16 weeks

Recommended Vaccinations, third vaccination with “core” vaccines
Optional Vaccinations: None

1 year

Recommended Vaccinations, Vaccinate with “core” vaccines.
Optional Vaccinations, at veterinarian’s discretion, based on risk: Parainfluenza, Bordetella, Leptospirosis, Lyme

Every 1 to 3 years

Recommended Vaccinations: Rabies
Optional Vaccinations: None

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  • Steve Johns said:

    Most Vets recommend a booster shot every three years (some still cling to the every year schedule) for the “core” vaccines.

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