Dog Vaccination Schedule for Puppy’s First Year
Your new puppy definitely needs a series of vaccinations in the first year of life to protect him from many dangerous diseases as his doggy immune system develops. Different veterinarians recommend slightly different vaccination schedules and vaccines according to the specific dog’s risk factors.
Your vet can be more specific about the vaccination needs based on your individual dog, the particular region of the country in which you live, and your individual circumstances. In general, however, the first-year vaccination schedule for puppies usually resembles the schedule in the table here.
|Puppy’s Age||Recommended Vaccinations||Optional Vaccinations|
|6 to 8 weeks||Distemper, measles, parainfluenza||Bordatella|
|10 to 12 weeks||DHPP (vaccines for distemper, adenovirus [hepatitis], parainfluenza, and parvovirus)||Coronavirus, Leptospirosis, Bordatella, Lyme disease|
|12 to 24 weeks||Rabies||None|
|14 to 16 weeks||DHPP||Coronavirus, Lyme disease, Leptospirosis|
|12 to 16 months||Rabies, DHPP||Coronavirus, Leptospirosis, Boradetella, Lyme disease|
|Every 1 to 2 years||DHPP||Coronavirus, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme disease|
|Every 1 to 3 years||Rabies (as required by law)||None|