Vaccination Schedule for Puppies & Adult Dogs


Vaccination Schedule for Puppies & Adult Dogs

The following is a helpful outline of which vaccinations your dog should receive and when.

DHLPPC: Protects your dog against distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, parvo and corona.


First vaccination: 6 – 8 weeks

Second vaccination: 9 – 11 weeks

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Third vaccination: 12 – 14 weeks


Fourth vaccination: 16 – 17 weeks

Booster shots: Every 12 months

Bordetella: Protection against kennel cough.

First vaccination: 14 weeks

Booster shots: Every 6 – 12 months

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Rabies: Keeps your pet safe from the deadly rabies virus.

First vaccination: 16 weeks (varies by state)

Booster shots: Every 12 – 36 months

Lyme: Helps to prevent Lyme disease in pets.

First vaccination: 14 weeks

Second vaccination: 17 weeks

Booster shots: Every 12 months

Risk factors are different for each pet. However, to protect your dog’s health throughout their lifetime it is essential to keep your pet immunized against parvovirus, distemper, rabies and hepatitis.

Your vet will consider the risk factors facing your pet and advise you on which immunizations are best for your dog.

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