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Vaccinations are a vital part in keeping your your new puppy healthy and safe. Although core vaccinations do not change, often times new vaccines come out and offer various benefits but also can raise some concerns. Vaccinations may depend on the breed and geographical location of your dog. Therefore, it is always important to discuss all vaccines with your veterinarian. Every veterinarian will have a preferred protocol for vaccinating puppies and for follow-up vaccinations. In addition, protocols change because of new research findings for the duration of the vaccine’s immunity. Here isa general vaccine protocol for a puppy. Consult a veterinarian to learn what’s best for your puppy. Puppy’s Age                              Recommended Vaccinations 6 to 8 weeks                              Distemper, Measles, Parainfluenza 10 to 12 weeks                          DHPP (vaccines for Distemper, Adenovirus [hepatitis], Parainfluenza,                                                       and Parvovirus) 12 to 24 weeks                         Rabies 14 to 16 weeks                          DHPP 12 to 16 months                       Rabies, DHPP Every 1 to 2 years                    DHPP Every 1 to 3 years                   Rabies (as required by law) Please discuss with your veterinarian if your puppy will need the any of the optional vaccines such as; Coronavirus, Leptospirosis, Bordetella, and Lyme disease. To learn more about vaccinating your puppy, check out PetMD Website.

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