All pet owners and their Veterinarians will agree that Vaccines help prevent many illnesses that affect pets. Vaccinating your pet has long been considered one of the easiest ways to help him live a long, healthy life.

 

Understanding Vaccines

Vaccines help prepare the body’s immune system to fight the invasion of disease-causing organisms. As per Vetstores expert Veterinary team, if your pet is ever exposed to the real disease, his immune system will be prepared (post vaccination) to recognize and fight it off entirely or reduce the severity of the illness to a significant extent.

 

Core and non-Core Vaccines

There are two different types of vaccinations that your dog might receive. In this the first type is called core vaccines, and includes the vaccinations that are considered essential for all dogs, involving diseases that are easily transferred and/or fatal. These diseases are Rabies, Adenovirus, Parvo virus, Leptospira, Parainfluenza and Distemper. Non-core vaccines are given depending on the dog’s exposure risk. This puppy shots/ dog vaccines schedule also depends on the type of vaccine, your pet’s age, medical history, environment and lifestyle.

 

Puppy Shots/ Dog Vaccination schedule:

Age Vaccines / Puppy Shots
Birth-5 week None
6th week- 8th week 7 in 1 or 9 in 1 (depending on the local availability)

ü Canine Distemper

ü Parvo-viral enteritis

ü Adenovirus type I (Heptitis)

ü  Adenovirus type II (Tracheo-bronchitis)

ü  Parainfluenza

ü  Leptospirosis – 4 strains

8th week-10th  week  First booster dose i.e. – 7 in 1 or 9 in 1 (depending on the local availability)
10th week-12th week Second booster dose i.e. – 7 in 1 or 9 in 1 (depending on the local availability)
12th week-14th week  First Anti-Rabies dose
14th week-16th week Anti-Rabies booster dose
Annually 7 in 1 or 9 in 1 (depending on the local availability) and Anti-Rabies from the date of its last dose.

Note: As per the BSAVA guidelines.

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