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Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Attention all pet lovers! Protecting your furry friend from harmful diseases should be a top priority. Luckily, vaccinating your puppy is a simple and cost-effective solution to keeping them healthy and happy. As trusted vets in Los Angeles, we're here to provide you with all the information you need to give your pup the best start in life.

The Importance of puppy shots schedule

Dog vaccines offer similar protection to human vaccines against a variety of deadly diseases that could endanger your pet's life. The cost of treating the illnesses that your dog is protected against is probably less than the price of their vaccinations.

Not All Dogs Need All Vaccines

In the Los Angeles area, vaccines are recommended to help prevent Bordetella, distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, and rabies.

According to your veterinarian, the vaccines recommended for your dog will be based on your dog's age, where you live, and your dog's lifestyle.

All about puppy deworming and vaccination schedule

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

6 - 8 Weeks
  • DHPP Shot 1
  • Bordatella
  • Leptospira
  • Lyme
  • Influenza Virus-H3N8
  • Influenza Virus-H3N2
10 - 12 Weeks
  • Influenza Virus-H3N8
  • Influenza Virus-H3N2
  • DHPP Shot 2
  • Leptospira
  • Lyme
  • Rabies
14 - 16 Weeks
    • DHPP Shot 3

Why is deworming important for puppies?

Puppies are often born with worms passed down from their mother, and they can also pick up parasites from their environment.  

These parasites can cause a range of health problems, from malnourishment to anemia, and in severe cases, they can be fatal. 

Deworming your puppy will help eliminate any worms or parasites and prevent future infestations.

When should you deworm your puppy?

Deworming should start when your puppy is between 2–3 weeks old and should be repeated every 2–3 weeks until they are 12 weeks old. 

After that, deworming should occur every 3–6 months, depending on the risk factors in your pup's environment.

Some puppies may require more frequent deworming, so it's always a good idea to consult your vet to determine the best schedule for your pup.

How is deworming done?

The deworming medication comes in various forms, including tablets, liquid, or paste. 

Your vet will recommend the best type of medication for your pup and will advise you on how to administer it. 

It's important to follow the instructions carefully and make sure your puppy takes the full course of medication to ensure that all parasites are eliminated.

Possible Side Effects of Dog Vaccines

Some dogs may have a bad reaction to getting their shots. The sensitivity to an individual ingredient of a specific vaccine is typically caused by this.

Dogs of different breeds have different reactions to some ingredients. Some sheepdogs, such as German shepherds, are sensitive to individual vaccinations.

Your vet will skip any vaccines that contain ingredients that your dog may be sensitive to.

The Bottom Line on Dog Vaccines

In order to maintain your dog's preventive health, vaccinations are essential. The best chance for your dog to live a long and healthy life is to take him or her in for vaccinations at a young age and then on a regular basis as they enter adulthood.

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.

To book your puppy's shots, contact our Los Angeles vets at Shatto Veterinary Center. We can help you give your puppy the very best start in life.

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