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A Puppy’s First Round of Shots

Paul Thrasher  |  Apr 24th 2010


Almost all of my puppies get their first shots between 9 and 10 weeks of age. Prior to that the mother’s immunity is still present and the shot does no good, in fact there is some evidence that given too early it will actually interfere with the mother’s immunity. Mine get the full series of three shots, usually 9 weeks, 13 weeks, 16 weeks and 20 weeks. Rabies is given usually around 14 weeks, but not at the same time as the other ones are given.