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Puppy Vaccinations: Vaccine Schedule & Why Your Dog Needs Them

Having your dog vaccinated is crucial for them to live a long and healthy life free of life-threatening diseases. Our Thornton vets recommend that you follow the puppy vaccination schedule below in order to best protect your dog.

What Puppy Vaccinations Will My Dog Need?

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

Adult Dog Vaccination Schedule

Annually

  • Bordatella
  • Leptospira
  • Lyme
  • Rabies
  • Influenza Virus-H3N8
  • Influenza Virus-H3N2

Every 3 Years

  • DHPP Booster
  • Rabies

*DHPP: this vaccine protects against Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus.

Age Restrictions

Very young puppies and senior dogs with compromised immune systems are not eligible for all shots. Your vet will be able to share valuable information about what vaccinations your puppy should have and when.

Why Puppy Vaccinations Are Important

Our vets in Thornton strongly believe that getting your dog vaccinated is an essential part of your pet's annual preventive health care. By getting your dog vaccinated early in life, and regularly throughout their lifetime, you help to provide your pet with the best chance of living a long, and healthy life.

Vaccines can protect your dog against a number of serious, often fatal diseases such as rabies, hepatitis, and parvovirus. When it comes to caring for your dog, prevention is always better than treatment.

Is it time for your dog to receive their first puppy vaccinations? Contact our Thornton vets today to get started.

New Patients Welcome

Caring Hands Veterinary Hospital is always accepting new patients! Our vets are passionate about providing kind and loving veterinary care to Thornton companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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