Have you ever wondered why you have to bring your dog in every year for their vaccinations? Or what is in those vaccinations? Are they important?
All in all, these vaccinations are quite important in preventing you dog from contracting some pretty nasty illnesses. Like babies get booster shots for measles, mumps and other not so nice viruses, puppies have to get their own set.
There are three sets of vaccinations your puppy will undergo. The first set are usually taken care of by the breeder, but the second two sets are up to you.
- The first set of shots happen between 6-8 weeks where the puppies are given a booster for DHLPPC (Distemper, Leptospirosis, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus, & Coronavirus) and dewormed.
- The second set of shots happen between 10-12 weeks and include a booster for DHLPPC, deworming and you can ask to have them vaccinated against Bordatella.
- The third set of shots happen between 14-16 weeks and include the final booster for DHLPPC and a rabies vaccination.
- Annually, you will have to get your dog’s vaccinations updated. DHLPPC Booster, deworming, Bortadella (extra cost) and the rabies vaccination is administered every 2-3 years.