vaccinations are important for every dog everywhere. A vaccination is when you
give the dog a tiny portion of bacteria, virus, or disease and that will build
up its immune system. that way, if its body ever encounters the condition, its
body will already have the antibodies to fight it.
vaccines should be given to puppies as soon as they are weaned from their
Mother. You do not need vaccines during weaning, because they are naturally
getting vaccines from the Mother's milk. Different states, countries, and
cities have different rules and regulations about what vaccines you should give
your dog or pets and when they should be administered.
schedule for dog vaccinations begin when the dog is weaned from its Mother.
This could be anywhere between six and twelve weeks of age. The first shots
that your dog should get should be for distemper, infectious hepatitis, and
adenovirus. Three of four doses of these should be given during the first six
to fifteen weeks of your puppies' life.
The second set
of shots should follow the first by three weeks. These shots should include
Para-influenza, infectious tracheo-bronchitis and bordetella brochiseptica.
These are mainly respiratory and flu viruses that can cause serious problems in
The next round
of shots comes three weeks after (dog should be around 3 months of age). This
is when you should make sure your dog has the parvovirus, corona virus, lime
barreliosis, and rabies vaccines. These conditions affect the intestines and
neurological system of pets.
Your vet should
be able to discuss with you all of the shouts your pet should have in your
area. Each of these vaccines should be repeated each year, sometimes referred
to as a booster shot. It is a good idea to give your yearly boosters around the
same time each year to make it easier for you to remember. You can also get a
multi shot which can include most every shot except the rabies vaccine which in
most states has to be done by a vet. Different governmental jurisdictions have
different rules and regulations when it comes to our vaccination needs for your