Vaccinations with boosters are especially important for young puppies as they do not have full…
Vaccinations with boosters are especially important for young puppies as they do not have full immunity from many serious infectious diseases. Puppies are commonly given a series of combo vaccinations against distemper, adenovirus-2, parainfluenza and parvo virus (DHPP). When they are old enough, they’ll need rabies vaccinations, which are required by law.
Other vaccinations, such as those for leptospirosis and kennel cough (bordetella), can be given as well, depending upon your dog’s lifestyle. We give vaccinations in a series, four weeks apart, so your baby will have maximum immunity for fighting infectious diseases. It’s critical to ensure your puppy has completed the entire series of combo vaccinations to keep him or her protected. Puppies aren’t fully vaccinated until the last DAPP at around 14-16 weeks, so minimize socialization with other dogs of unknown vaccine history.
3 rounds of DAPP, last round closer to 14-16 weeks. Should start when they are 8 weeks old
Lepto/dapp combination 10-11 weeks
Rabies at 12 weeks
Bordetella, bolstered at 6 months
Non-core vaccines based on lifestyle
Lyme (2 rounds) if going to tick-endemic places, hiking, New Jersey, Connecticut, the Hamptons
Flu (2 rounds) if planning on boarding, doggy daycare, show dog