It’s beyond argument that vaccinations are important, effective and often the only thing that saves dogs lives. Vaccinations contain a weakened form of real pathogens, so, if properly administered, they help a dog’s immune system to mount a defense when meeting the disease in real life.
It is essential to vaccinate dogs based on the schedule suggested by a vet.
The schedule below lists the standard required vaccinations for a puppy. In certain regions there may be some minor deviations from this, as the vets recommendations may vary. Nevertheless, when receiving your puppy, check the vaccination booklet and compare it with the list below. If nothing is missing, then you can be assured that your puppy has everything -- besides your love and care -- to become a healthy adult.
Week 6 - Parvo shot against intestinal viral infection. An infected puppy can die in as little as two days if infected.
Week 8 combo vaccination against parvo, distemper, kennel cough, adenovirus and Leptospirosis.
Week 10 combo vaccination is repeated.
Week 12-14 Rabies shot is required. Dogs three months and older must be vaccinated against Rabies. It also has to be repeated six months later.
Month 12 Rabies booster shot required; combo vaccine administration is also recommended annually.
To give the best protection that your puppy deserves, talk to your vet and mark your calendar for upcoming vaccinations. There are also optional vaccinations depending on geographic regions and forms of activities (such as protecting against Lyme disease), which some owners may want to consider and get more information about.
The aim of parasites isn’t to hurt your puppy, they just love to feed on them! Unfortunately playful pups, exploring everywhere, and putting anything in their mouths that they can find, are easy prey! This is why hookworms and roundworms especially, are the most common problem for young pups. While roundworms are after your pets food, hookworms seek out blood. But don’t panic! With the following recommended deworming schedule, we can keep our pups out of harm's way.
Clearing a litter of parasites normally starts after the first 2-3 weeks in most kennels. The puppies receive a deworming paste that will not be registered in the vaccination booklet, and therefore is not mandatory to administer, but is certainly recommended.
The puppies then get a round of deworming, with a tablet, at around week 5 that must be registered. After that the litter is given a regular deworming regimen every 2 weeks until the puppies are three months old. From 3 months to 6 months, one treatment a month is recommended. After 6 months you can follow recommendations for adults dog, with treatments at least twice a year. From 6 months of age heartworm treatment should be given that also specifically combats hookworm and roundworm.
Please note that there may be a slight deviation from the vaccination and deworming recommended schedule due to a minor illness, which would explain why the breeder may decide to delay a vaccination.
The big benefit of reserving and purchasing your puppy with Wuuff Pay is that you will receive professional assistance from our team… Working with the breeder, we will make 100% certain that your puppy has every recommended vaccination and deworming.
If you purchase your puppy without using our Wuuff Pay service, you must verify that the breeder has followed the entire vaccination and deworming schedule.