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A Shot in Time - Dog Vaccination Recommendations


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One of the easiest and most effective ways of preventing your dog from getting sick is by making sure he gets all his vaccinations on a regular basis. Puppies need vaccinations every two to four weeks until they are at least 14 weeks of age. Most vets follow the schedules given below, although there may be some variation from state to state. Some vaccines are given separately, while others may be combined into a single shot, which makes things easier. If a dog over 16 weeks of age has an unknown vaccine history, has not been previously vaccinated, or is more than six months overdue, vaccinate and booster in three weeks, then annually. Intranasal Bordetella and Rabies are exceptions to the two to four weeks booster rule (see recommendations below).

Disease Age at 1st
Vacci- nation (weeks)
Age at 2nd
Vacci- nation (weeks)
Age at 3rd
Vacci- nation (weeks)
Age at 4th
Vacci- nation (weeks)
Interval (months)
(Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, Corona combination)
6-8 9-11 12-14 16-17 12
14 -- -- -- 6
Rabies 16* -- -- -- 12-36*
Giardia 14 17 -- -- 12
Lyme 14 17 -- -- 12

*Check with your veterinarian as to type of vaccine and state regulations.

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