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Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

One of the most important parts of your dogs care will be routine preventive care. This includes vaccines and parasite prevention. As trusted vets in Brentwood, we are here to help you keep your furry friend as healthy as possible. This includes a routine pupppy vaccination schedule and examinations.

The Importance of Puppy Preventive Care

Dog vaccines protect your pet against a host of serious diseases that could threaten their life, just as they have been designed for people. Treatment for the illnesses your dog shots protect against is likely to cost more than the cost of their shots.

Along with following a routine puppy vaccination schedule you should also be sure to have your pup dewormed. Both are critical to the lifelong health of your dog.

You vet can help you determine the puppy deworming and vaccination schedule that best fits your digs needs and lifestyle.

Not All Dogs Need All Vaccines

In the Brentwood area, vaccines are recommended to help prevent bordetella, distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, and rabies.

According to your veterinarian, the puppy shot schedule chart will be altered to your for your dog will be based on your dog's age, where you live, and your dog's lifestyle.

Puppy Shots Schedule

6 - 8 Weeks
  • DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
10 - 12 Weeks
  • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • Bordetella (Optional)
  • Leptospirosis (Optional)
14 - 16 Weeks
    • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
    • Rabies
    • Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
    • Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Why is deworming important for puppies?

Puppies are often born with worms passed down from their mother, and they can also pick up parasites from their environment.  

These parasites can cause a range of health problems, from malnourishment to anemia, and in severe cases, they can be fatal. 

Deworming your puppy will help eliminate any worms or parasites and prevent future infestations.

When should you deworm your puppy?

Deworming should start when your puppy is between 2–3 weeks old and should be repeated every 2–3 weeks until they are 12 weeks old. 

After that, deworming should occur every 3–6 months, depending on the risk factors in your pup's environment.

Some puppies may require more frequent deworming, so it's always a good idea to consult your vet to determine the best schedule for your pup.

How is deworming done?

Deworming medication comes in various forms, including tablets, liquid, or paste. 

Your vet will recommend the best type of medication for your pup and will advise you on how to administer it. 

It's important to follow the instructions carefully and make sure your puppy takes the full course of medication to ensure that all parasites are eliminated.

Possible Side Effects of Dog Vaccines

Some dogs may have a bad reaction to getting their shots. The sensitivity to an individual ingredient of a specific vaccine is typically caused by this.

Dogs of different breeds have different reactions to some ingredients. Some sheepdogs, such as German shepherds, are sensitive to individual vaccinations.

Your vet will skip any vaccines that contain ingredients that your dog may be sensitive to.

The Bottom Line on Dog Vaccines

Vaccinations are a key element of your dog's preventive health care. By taking your dog in for his/her shots early in life, then regularly as they move through adulthood, you give your furry friend the very best chance of living a long and healthy life.

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.

To book your puppy's shots, contact our Brentwood vets at Brentwood Veterinary Clinic. We can help you give your puppy the very best start in life.

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