When To Immunize For Puppy Vaccinations
By scheduling an appointment for your puppy to be immunized, vaccinations will protect your little one from getting dog diseases. Between the ages of six and sixteen weeks puppies lose their disease protection acquired from their mothers and become unable to form their own immunity to disease. It is during this period puppies become highly susceptible and prone to acquiring certain dog diseases ... why you need to begin your puppy's vaccinations.
Below is a Good Estimation For Your Puppy's Vaccination Schedule:
SIX to EIGHT Weeks:
Caution During Your Puppy's Immunization Period
Completion of puppy vaccinations can be done as early as ten to twelve weeks of age, allowing for much earlier socialization and training, however, be cautious. Until your puppy is four or five months old, try to prevent any contact with other stray dogs or sick dogs.
During the first few weeks to a month, avoid boarding your puppy or taking him (or her) places where lots of other unknown dogs go. Many times puppies may still develop diseases after an incomplete vaccine series. This is why adult boosters are needed to ensure protective immunity. Always consult your local veternarian to determine the appropriate schedule for your puppy.
Adult Dog Vaccinations
Vaccinations for an adult dog will vary once your puppy has received all his boosters. Shots for your adult dog will most likely include Leptospirsis, Coronavirus, Lyme, and Rabies. Recommendations by your local veternarian will vary defending on the age, breed, health status of your dog and the potential for disease exposure in the geographical area you live in.
It is a known fact all puppies become mature dogs by the time they reach a year, year and a half. Become familiar in the areas of dog health to continue providing your new companion the best of care for its lifetime.
NOTE: Always consult your local veternarian to determine the appropriate schedule for your puppy or dog.