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Vaccine Schedule For Your New Puppy
Your puppy should never receive more than one shot at a time and any shots given should always be at least 2 weeks apart from each other.
If you elect to vaccinate for Lepto and Bordetella they should be done independently. PLEASE read up on what it is that you are giving your puppy. Bordetella is for kennel cough. If you are not going to be having your puppy in a kennel do you think they really need the vaccine? I highly recommend doing your research before allowing your vet to vaccinate at will. Your puppy will weigh around 6-8#’s at 8 weeks. Your puppy will receive the same amount of vaccinations as a 100# German Shepard does at 1 year. Over vaccinations can cause brain damage and other abnormalities in your puppy as well as cancer. Please be informed! Most vets will push to vaccinate for several items at one time. I HIGHLY ADVISEDLY giving one shot at a time.
Here is an article on vaccines. It’s a long read but has some good information. I totally support the DAP shot and I do vaccinate for Lepto but I wait till they are older for Bordetella and only if I’m going to be attending classes and or boarding my pup somewhere. A good way to give Lepto is to start that Lepto series at 14 weeks and stagger them so that they are two weeks apart from the DAP shots.
Many breeders do not vaccinate for Lepto or Bordetella…. Please be sure to be informed:
Link to Is the KENNEL COUGH vaccine necessary?
We personally vaccinate for Parvo, Lepto and Rabies. I titer test all of my dogs after the first puppy series and I do not revaccinate until their immunity shows signs that they need to be covered with a booster shot. I recommend giving Bordetella if you are going to board your dog or if you dog will be going to doggy daycare.
We deworm our puppies at 2, 4 and 6 weeks of age with Pyrantal and SafeGuard at 8 weeks of age.
We also recommend that you de-worm you pup/dog at least 2 times a year. A great reminder is to de-worm your dog when you turn the clocks back with spring back and fall forward.
Read Up on VACCINATIONS - Be your pups advocate!
Link to FDA WARNING oral flee and tick meds - it KILLS!!!
Link to KENNEL COUGH INFO
Link to TITER TESTING