Routine Vaccinations for Dogs (First-Year Puppy Vaccinations; A Complete Guide)
Our loyal companion needs time to time vaccination to prevent from common health problems that your puppy may face in the early stages of its lifetime. If you do not provide your new puppy with proper vaccination can drown right fatal. Different vegetarians suggest slightly different vaccination schedules and vaccines according to the specific dog. It will depend on your Dog’s breed, a particular region of the country in which you live and your individual circumstances. Here is the chart of Vaccinations for Dogs/ Puppies every owner should know and be serious about.
The first year vaccination schedule for your puppy is given below in the table.
|puppy’s age||recommended vaccinations||optional vaccination|
|6 to 8 weeks||Distemper, measles, parainfluenza||Bordetella|
|10 to 12 weeks||DHPP(vaccines for distemper, adenovirus[hepatitis], parainfluenza)||Coronavirus, leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme disease|
|12 to 24 weeks||Rabies||none|
|14 to 16 weeks||DHPP||Coronavirus, Lyme disease, Leptospirosis|
|12 to 16 months||Rabies, DHPP||Coronavirus, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme disease|
|every 1 to 2 years||DHPP||Coronavirus, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme disease|
|Every 1 to 3 years||Rabies (as required by law)||none|
Most vets don’t recommend puppy’s vaccinations before 8 to 10 weeks old. It is because the dog mother’s milk will pass natural antibodies to her puppies up until ages 14 to 16 weeks old. This natural form of immunity can sometimes interfere with any vaccinations given during that crucial time span. There are two categories of puppy shots. Core and non-core vaccinations. Core shots are in all cases and important for the long-term health of your puppy. It protects your puppies from diseases that can even take your puppy’s life. It is highly recommended for newborn puppies. And non-core shots depend on the individual assessment from your veterinarian. These shots are very expensive. Rabies vaccination is compulsory as it is only vaccination required by law.