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Puppy Vaccination Schedule: What You Need to Know

Attention all pet lovers! Protecting your furry friend from harmful diseases should be a top priority. Luckily, vaccinating your puppy is a simple and cost-effective solution to keeping them healthy and happy. As trusted vets in Riverside County, we're here to provide you with all the information you need to give your pup the best start in life.

The Importance of puppy shots schedule

Dog vaccines offer similar protection to human vaccines against a variety of deadly diseases that could endanger your pet's life. The cost of treating the illnesses that your dog is protected against is probably less than the price of their vaccinations.

Not All Dogs Need All Vaccines

Vaccines are recommended in the Riverside County area to help prevent Bordetella, distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, and rabies.

Your dog's recommended vaccinations will be determined by your veterinarian based on your location, your age, and your dog's lifestyle.

All about puppy deworming and vaccination schedule

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

Why is deworming important for puppies?

Puppies can acquire parasites from their surroundings in addition to inheriting worms from their mothers when they are born.

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.

Consult your veterinarian to determine the best schedule for your puppy as some puppies may need to be dewormed more frequently.

How is deworming done?

Deworming medication is available in tablet, liquid, or paste form.

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

To ensure that all parasites are removed, it's crucial to carefully follow the directions and make sure your puppy takes the entire course of medication.

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.

Different breeds of dogs react to ingredients differently. German shepherds are one breed of sheepdog that can react negatively to a particular vaccination.

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

The Bottom Line on Dog Vaccines

In order to maintain your dog's preventive health, vaccinations are essential. The best chance for your dog to live a long and healthy life is to take him or her in for vaccinations at a young age and then on a regular basis as they enter adulthood.

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 Riverside County vets at Banning Veterinary Hospital. We can help you give your puppy the very best start in life.

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Banning Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients. Our experienced and compassionate vets care about the health of animals across Riverside County. Contact us today in order to book your first appointment.

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