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Puppy Exams and Vaccinations

Puppies are delicate and after about six weeks of age lose the protective immunity passed to them by their mother. Puppies should have four sets of vaccinations and exams to be considered completely vaccinated and protected.

  • Six weeks of age: First puppy exam, intestinal parasite testing, and first puppy vaccination (parvo, distemper, hepatitis and adenovirus). Puppies should also be started on heartworm prevention and flea/tick prevention.
  • Nine weeks of age: Second puppy exam, intestinal parasite testing and second puppy vaccination (parvo, distemper, hepatitis, and adenovirus). Puppies should continue on heartworm prevention and flea/tick prevention.
  • Twelve weeks of age: Third puppy exam, third puppy vaccination (parvo, distemper, hepatitis and adenovirus), initial leptospirosis virus vaccination and rabies vaccination. Puppies should continue on heartworm prevention and flea/tick prevention.
  • Sixteen weeks of age: Fourth puppy exam, fourth puppy vaccination (parvo, distemper, hepatitis and adenovirus), and leptospirosis virus vaccine. Puppies should continue heartworm prevention and flea/tick prevention monthly their entire life.

Puppies may also need the kennel cough vaccine if they go to the groomers regularly or if they will be boarding.
The rattlesnake vaccination is also available for puppies that may be exposed to potential rattlesnake bites.

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