Riley

How old does a puppy have to be to get all of there shots?Rileys either 6wks or 7-8wks

His age is messed up on his profile..sorryz


Asked by Riley on Jan 12th 2011 in Vaccinations
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Aster

I have seldom heard of shots before 6 weeks. Even at that age, they may be useless. Rather than me try to explain why, I will let the AVMA, www.avma.org

Often the shots are given as one combo. Since shots are relatively cheap and safe, in the past the practice has been to keep giving them, hoping to the window between when they will do any good and the puppy is exposed to disease. The best thing is to limit the puppy's exposure to strange dogs. The period between 6-12 weeks is a dangerous time. One sniff where a sick dog relieved itself in the last 6 months can bring on parvo or another life threatening disease. Fail to expose it to strangers, including men, women, children, noise, etc. and you could end up with a misfit you can't take out in public. They also need continuing contact with other dogs, but it must be limited to ones you know are getting good care. The best time for socialization ends after 12 weeks


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Guest

They get there first set at 6 weeks then go for another set 3 weeks after. And the last set 4 weeks after there second set of shots.


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Faith (CGC)

The puppy should not even be away from her mom and litter mates at 6 or 7 weeks. That is way to young and time spent with mom is very valuable. Only she can teach it some of the lessons it needs to know.

Puppys usually start their shots at 8 or 9 weeks old. Then they go back 3 more times every 3 weeks for worming and booster shots until the last time when they get the final round and the rabies shots.


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Guest

Since my pups also stay with their moms and littermates until they are 7 or 8 weeks old, they do not get their first shots until 9 or 10 weeks. They get a total of FOUR, three distemper/parvo ones and their Rabies. The distemper/parvo ones are given every four weeks (after the first one), and the Rabies is given sometime after 13 weeks but not at the same time as a distemper/parvo one.


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