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YOUR PUPPY'S VACCINATION SCHEDULE

Getting your puppy (or dog) vaccinated is not just a good idea. Shots are required by most cities, dog parks, grooming, boarding and daycare facilities. Keeping your puppy on a regular shot routine helps ensure that she is able to ward off a variety of common diseases:

  • Canine distemper: This viral disease usually begins like an upper respiratory infection or cold but soon progresses to seizures and often death. It is usually transmitted by foxes, coyotes, raccoons and dogs.
  • Infectious hepatitis: The virus responsible for this serious disease is passed in the urine and causes liver and kidney infections.
  • Parainfluenza: This viral disease contributes to kennel cough. The disease is spread when tiny droplets of nasal secretions fly through the air and are inhaled by other dogs, and it causes upper respiratory infection and coughing.
  • Parvovirus: This viral disease causes severe vomiting and diarrhea. The virus is passed in feces and can remain infectious in contaminated soil for one to two years. Untreated infections may lead to death.

Puppy vaccination schedule:

5 weeks

  • Parvo

6 weeks

  • Combination vaccine* without lepto
  • Corona: where corona is a concern
  • Roundworm

8 weeks

  • Heartworm preventative
  • Flea & tick control

9 weeks

  • Combination vaccine* without lepto
  • Corona: where corona is a concern

12 weeks

  • Combination vaccine*
  • Rabies: age at vaccination may vary according to local law
  • Lepto: only for dogs at risk
  • Lyme: where Lyme disease is a concern or if traveling to areas where the disease is a concern
  • Corona: where corona is a concern

15 weeks

  • Combination vaccine*
  • Lepto: only for dogs at risk
  • Lyme: where Lyme disease is a concern or if traveling to areas where the disease is a concern
  • Corona: where corona is a concern

*Combination vaccine: Often called a 5-way vaccine, a combination vaccine usually includes adenovirus cough and hepatitis, distemper, parainfluenza and parvovirus. Some combination vaccines may also include leptospirosis (7-way vaccines) and/or coronavirus. The inclusion of either canine adenovirus-1 or adenovirus-2 in a vaccine will protect against both adenovirus cough and hepatitis

Schedule your puppy’s first vaccinations today if she has not been vaccinated against parainfluenza, canine distemper, infectious hepatitis, and parvovirus infection. Dogs should receive a bordetella vaccine two weeks prior to exposure to other dogs.

Schedule your puppy's vaccinations today >