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Vaccination of the puppy

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Posted on October 07 2018

The vaccination of the puppy is a primordial phase for his health. It is not only an act of prevention, but also of protection. So you have to worry about it from an early age. 

In this jungle of vaccines, you should know that some are mandatory and others recommended.

When to vaccinate your dog? 

During the first 2 months of life, the dog is naturally protected by the antibodies of his mother. Provided that it has been vaccinated.

However at this age, puppies do not have an immune system developed enough to make their own antibodies.

The first vaccine can be administered at 5 or 6 weeks, it is the one against parvovirose especially for puppies living in community , that is to say those farms.

What are the most common vaccines?

For optimal efficiency, try to get vaccines on specific dates . This will help you even more during annual reminders at the vet . Here is a general schedule of recommended vaccination periods for each disease: 

  • 7 to 9 weeks:  Parkinson's disease, infectious hepatitis , parvovirus.
  • 11 to 13 weeks: Reminder of the 3 previous vaccines as well as rabies and leptospirosis .
  • 15 to 17 weeks: Reminder of vaccines against rabies and leptospirosis.
  • 15 months: Recall all vaccines above.
  • Once a year: Reminder of vaccines against rabies and leptospirosis.
  • Once every 2 years: Reminder of vaccines against distemper, infectious hepatitis and parvovirus.

Also remember to seek advice from your veterinarian . He can help you establish a vaccination program tailored to the environment in which your puppy will live and the information you give him about the places frequented and activities by your companion.

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