Posted on Dec 17, 2009 | Comments 0
Many times when people adopt a puppy they think it is okay to not keep up with vaccinations.
When you adopt a puppy from a shelter the puppy comes current on all vaccinations however that don’t mean you don’t still need to follow up on vaccinations through the puppy’s first six months and year. [puppy care]
There are five main vaccinations that puppies need throughout their first 3 to 4 months of life. Oftentimes shelters will begin adopting the puppies out after they are 8-12 weeks old so some of these vaccinations are still urgently needed.
Rabies vaccination doesn’t occur until the puppy is about 12 weeks old. This is a very important vaccination that people sometimes think if their dog isn’t going to leave their sight they don’t have to be responsible for this.
Bordatella and Parvovirus are also known as kennel cough and Parvo. These two vaccinations are extremely important at the two month mark, the 4 to 5 month mark and the 8 to 9 month mark.
Both are highly contagious and Parvo is fatal among puppies as their young immune systems cannot withstand the virus.
Rabies should be updated once a year and the others should be updated between every 6 months and once a year.
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