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Dog & Puppy Vaccine Recommendation Chart

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Core Vaccines

Recommended for all dogs

  Puppy Vaccines Booster / Adult

Rabies (required by Law)

1 dose at 3 - 6 months of age 1 year later, then annually or every 3 years (as dictated by local law)
Canine Distemper
Important for all dogs
First given at 6 - 8 weeks of age, then every 3 - 4 weeks until 12 - 14 weeks of age At 1 year, then every 3 years
Canine Parvovirus
Important for all dogs
First given at 6 - 8 weeks of age, then every 3 0 4 weeks until 12 - 14 weeks of age At 1 year, then every 3 years
Canine Adenovirus2
Important for all dogs
First given at 6 - 8 weeks of age, then every 3 - 4 weeks until 12 - 14 weeks of age At 1 year, then every 3 years

Non-Core Vaccines

These vaccines may or may not be important for your dog depending on individual circumstances

  Puppy Vaccines Booster / Adult
Distemper / Measles
For puppies under 12 weeks who did not get good passive immunity
1 dose between 4 and 12 weeks of age Never in younger puppies or older dogs
Parainfluenza First given at 6 - 8 weeks of age, then every 3 - 4 weeks until 12 - 14 weeks of age Annually
Bordetella Bronchiseptica 1 dose at 6 - 8 weeks of age, then a second dose 2 - 4 weeks later for best results Annually
Combined Intranasal Parainfluenza and Bordetella 1 dose at as early as 3 weeks of age, then a second dose 2 - 4 weeks later for best results Annually
Borrelia Burgdorferi (Lyme Disease) 1 dose at 8 weeks of age and a second sode at 12 weeks of age Annually
Leptospirosis
Not recommended for toy breeds unless the risk is very high
1 dose at 12 weeks of age and a second dose at 16 weeks of age Annually

Not Recommended

These vaccines are not recommended due to mild disease and/or inadequate efficacy

Not recommended for puppies or adult dogs
Canine Coronavirus
Giardia