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Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Making sure your new puppy gets their routine vaccinations is one of the best ways to prevent them from contracting serious illnesses or diseases. Today, our Astoria vets discuss the importance of vaccinations and what your canine companion's vaccine schedule should look like.

Vaccination Schedule for Puppies

Dog owners need to know which vaccinations their pets should receive, and when they should receive them. Below, you'll find a typical schedule of when your pup should be vaccinated. 

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

6 - 8 Weeks

  • *DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus) Shot 1
  • Deworming
  • Stool Analysis Recommended

10 - 12 Weeks

  • Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus) 
  • Bordetella (Optional)

14 - 16 Weeks

  • DHPP Shot 3
  • Deworming
  • Rabies
  • Booster: Bordetella (Optional)

7 Months

  • Accuplex 4 Test for Heartworm

Adult Dog Vaccination Schedule

12 to 16 Months

  • Final Booster: DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • Leptospira
  • Rabies
  • Final Booster: Bordetella (Optional)
  • Final Booster: Leptospirosis (Optional)

Vaccines & Tests for Adults

  • DHPP 3 Year
  • Rabies 3 Year
  • Bordetella
  • Lyme/Lepto Combo Depending on Lifestyle
  • Annual Accuplex Test

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

Vaccine Conflicts

Your veterinarian may choose to alter the vaccine schedule slightly or skip certain vaccines altogether if your puppy is too young if they are a senior, or if they happen to have a compromised immune system. Always consult your vet on their recommendations for your dog's individual circumstances. 

Why are vaccinations important for your dog?

Vaccines help to protect your dog from a variety of serious and potentially fatal disorders and diseases. Vaccinating your puppy from the very beginning and following a schedule of vaccinations will ensure your dog will live a long and healthy life free of preventable diseases. When you vaccinate your puppy, you provide a solid foundation for their well-being in the future. 

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.

Is your new puppy due for their vaccinations? Contact our vets at Steinway Court Veterinarian to book an appointment.

New Patients Welcome

At Steinway Court Veterinarian, we are always accepting new patients. Our vets are dedicated to keeping pets healthy and happy in our Astoria clinic. Contact us today to book your first appointment.

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