Canine Adenovirus-2 (aka
CAV-2 or Canine Hepatitis) - this protects against a viral disease affecting your pup's liver
Canine Parvovirus (aka 'Parvo'- -
protects your puppy from the dreaded (and deadly) Parvovirus. A viral disease which affects his intestines, lymph nodes, bone
marrow and sometimes even his heart
Distemper - protects against a viral disease which affects his intestines, lungs and brain
Rabies - protects
against this deadly viral disease which affects your pup's central nervous system.- See more at: http://www.fidosavvy.com/puppy-shots.html#sthash.HZ4dBZLN.dpuf
Usually there will be three sets
of combination vaccinations (a shot that protects against more than one disease) given at 3 week intervals.
The puppy shots timeline that most vet's traditionally recommend starts vaccinations
at around 8 weeks.
A second shot is given at 11 weeks and then the third at 14.
The Rabies vaccination is given at around
immunizations is good, but giving them at the right time is essential if you want them to work!
Very young puppies have a certain amount of natural immunity that they get from
their mothers milk, but that begins to diminish somewhere between 5 and 8 weeks of age.
If a puppy is vaccinated while he still has a significant level of maternal antibodies in his bloodstream, the
vaccine won't be effective.
Some studies have indicated that at 6
weeks old only 25% of puppies vaccinated respond to a vaccine by producing antibodies.
By 18 weeks that figure has risen to 95%.
Non-Core Vaccinations For Puppies
All puppies need to have the core shots to protect them from the most common dog illnesses,
but there are also other diseases/conditions that some pups may be at risk of catching.
These can also be prevented by vaccination, but it's important to know that not all puppies need (or should have)
Sometimes it depends on the part of the country (or world) that you live in.
Other times the activities your pup will take part in or where he'll spend a lot of
his time is the key.- See more at: http://www.fidosavvy.com/puppy-shots.html#sthash.HZ4dBZLN.dpuf
Certain vaccines are often grouped together and give as one shot. The most
common would be the 3-in-1 shot for Distemper, Adenovirus and Parvo. These are all CORE vaccines.
Then there's a 5-in-1 option which also includes protection against Leptospirosis and Canine Parainfluenza.-
See more at: http://www.fidosavvy.com/puppy-shots.html#sthash.HZ4dBZLN.dpuf
A 7-in-1 puppy shot option is available which gives additional protection
against other strains of Adenovirus and Leptopsirosis.
If your pup will
be boarded, kenneled, attend dog training classes or be 'out-and-about' a lot (which hopefully he/she will
get those valuable puppy socialization
experiences ) you need to have the Bordatella vaccine given.
two options for administering the Bordatella vaccine - a 'shot' or nasal drops.
prefer my puppies/dogs to get the nasal drop option as it works faster and doesn't need to be repeated in 4 weeks the way
the shot does.
If your dog isn't a hugely social animal, then annual boosters
BUT if he travels a lot, goes to doggie day care,
is boarded or at the dog park regularly then having the vaccine given twice a year is recommended.- See more at: http://www.fidosavvy.com/puppy-shots.html#sthash.HZ4dBZLN.dpuf
NOT RECOMMENDED TO
GIVE 7 WAY AS ALLERGIC REACTIONS ARE COMMON, WHICH CAN BE FATAL , ESPECIALLY TO A YOUNG PUP.