Puppy Vaccine Schedule

Our doctors and staff strive to practice only the highest level of quality preventive medical care for our patients.

Our immunization protocol is aimed at providing the best defense against life-threatening diseases while not overwhelming or damaging your pet'sPuppy immune system. Visits begin at six to nine weeks of age and continue every three to four weeks until the series is complete.

With medical advances being made in vaccines and disease prevention, we will continue to tailor immunization needs to each of our patient's individual lifestyles. Our goal is to provide our patients with the best medical care for a long and healthy life.

Age 6-9 weeks

  • Complete physical examination and consult
  • 1st of 4 canine distemper combo (DHPP) vaccine
  • Microscopic fecal analysis (1st of 2 unless additional checks required due to parasite infestation)
  • Deworming; heartworm preventative; flea and tick preventative

Age 9-12 weeks

  • Complete physical examination and consult
  • 2nd of 4 canine distemper combo (DHPP) vaccine
  • Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine (as needed)
  • Microscopic fecal analysis (2nd of 2 unless additional checks required due to parasite infestation)
  • Deworming; heartworm preventative; flea and tick preventative

Age 12-15 weeks

  • Complete physical examination and consult
  • 3rd of 4 DHPP with leptospirosis (DHLPP) vaccine
  • Microscopic fecal analysis (as needed)
  • Deworming; heartworm preventative; flea and tick preventative

Age 16-18 weeks

  • Complete physical examination and consult
  • 4th of 4 DHPP with leptospirosis (DHLPP) vaccine
  • 1-year rabies vaccine (be sure to take proof of rabies vaccination with you to get your dog licensed - this is legally required)
  • Microscopic fecal analysis (as needed)
  • Deworming; heartworm preventative; flea and tick preventative

Age 5-6 months

  • Pre-anesthetic blood test
  • Microchip
  • Spay or neuter

Monthly

  • Heartworm preventative (year round)
  • Flea and tick preventative (seasonally or as needed)

Annually

  • Complete physical examination and consult
  • DHPP vaccine in 1 year, then once every 3 years
  • Leptospirosis vaccine
  • Bordetella (kennel cough) vaccine (as needed)
  • Rabies vaccine in 1 year, then once every 3 years
  • Microscopic fecal analysis
  • Deworming (as needed)
  • Heartworm blood test