We use and recommend following some type of a similar vaccination schedule for all puppies procured from Belin Von Iron Heart Rottweilers. The puppy shots schedule should start when your dog is six to eight weeks old. If you adopt a puppy from a shelter or buy one from a breeder, ask for the puppy's medical records. The puppy should have been to a veterinarian at least once. Your puppy will need to visit the veterinarian several times during his first year to receive vaccinations and twice a year after he's one year old, unless there is a problem.
Factors that affect the puppy vaccination schedule
The age at which puppies can effectively be immunized is related to the amount of antibodies the puppy received from its mother. When high levels of maternal antibodies are present in the puppies' bloodstream, they block the effectiveness of a vaccine. Only when the maternal antibodies drop to a lower level in the
puppy will immunization by commercial vaccines be effective.
Another factor to keep in mind is that state laws govern the administration of the rabies vaccine. Some areas require yearly rabies vaccination. Other areas call for vaccines every three years. But no matter where you
live, an up-to-date canine rabies vaccination is a legal requirement. Be sure to keep proof of your dog's rabies vaccines with his medical records.
Your veterinarian will determine your puppy's vaccination schedule. He or she will consider such factors as your geographical location, multi-pet households and whether your puppy is allowed outdoors.
Primary vaccinations needed
There are a variety of vaccines that may or may not be appropriate for your pet. Your puppy should receive a series of vaccinations with a combination vaccine products that protect against parvovirus, distemper and hepatitis. Your puppy must also be vaccinated against rabies.
Puppy Shot Schedule
Puppies need regular vaccinations every two to four weeks until they are at least 14 weeks of age. Most vets follow the time frames given below, although there may be some variation from state to state. Some vaccines are given separately, while others may be combined into a single shot, which makes things easier. If a dog
over 16 weeks of age has an unknown vaccine history, has not been previously vaccinated, or is more than six months overdue, vaccinate and booster in three weeks, then annually. Intranasal Bordetella and Rabies are exceptions to the two to four weeks booster rule (see recommendations below).
Veterinarian suggested vaccination schedule is:
4,6 and 8 weeks: ( Puppy Dewormer)
6 and 8 weeks: Puppy-DPv ( Distemper, Parvo)
12 weeks: Canine 1-DAPPv (Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvo
12 to 14 weeks : Lyme, Gaiardia, and Bordetella
16 weeks: Canine 1-DAPPv (Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvo
7-12 Months: Rabies (required by law in most places)
16 Months: Canine 1-DAPPv (Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvo) ( Booster)
4-6 Years: Canine 1-DAPPv (Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvo