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Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Vaccinating your puppy can protect them from many dangerous diseases. In this post, our Fort Collins vets outline the recommended vaccination schedule for a new puppy.

What Shots Do Puppies Need?

Your new puppy has a limited immune system and is very vulnerable to many diseases. Dog owners need to ensure the health of their puppies by protecting them from a host of diseases by making sure they are vaccinated. Diseases such as rabies, hepatitis, and parvovirus can be very serious and even fatal. Below is a schedule of vaccines that should be administered based on how many weeks old the puppy is.

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

6 - 8 Weeks

  • *DHPP Shot 1
  • Bordatella
  • Leptospira
  • Lyme
  • Influenza Virus-H3N8
  • Influenza Virus-H3N2

10 - 12 Weeks

  • Influenza Virus-H3N8
  • Influenza Virus-H3N2
  • DHPP Shot 2
  • Leptospira
  • Lyme
  • Rabies

14 - 16 Weeks

  • DHPP Shot 3

Puppies with compromised immune systems are not eligible for all shots. Talk to your vet to find out more about vaccines for your dog.

The Importance of Vaccinations

Our vets believe that getting your dog vaccinated is an essential part of your pet's annual preventive health care. By getting your dog vaccinated early in life, and regularly throughout their lifetime, you help to provide your pet with the best chance of living a long, and healthy life.

Vaccines can protect your dog against several serious, often fatal diseases such as rabies, hepatitis, and parvovirus. When it comes to caring for your dog, prevention is always better than treatment.

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding people or pets. Always consult with a vet before making medical decisions for your pet. 

Time to vaccinate your puppy? Do you have questions about your dog's vaccination? Contact our Fort Collins vets to learn more.

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