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Norton's Chihuahuas

Recommended Vaccinations and timeline.
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Past puppies 1-pixie and moogle
Past puppies 2-baby and moogle
Past puppies 3-pixie and moogle
Past puppies 4-baby and moogle
Past puppies 5- twerpy and boo
Past puppies 6- pixie and moogle
Past puppies 7- candy and boo
Past puppies 8- baby and moogle
Past puppies 9- jazzy and boo
Past puppies 10- twerpy and boo
Past puppies 11- pixie and moogle
Past puppies 12- candy and boo
Past puppies 13- lil bit and boo
Past puppies 14- twerpy and boo
Past puppies 15- Pixie and Moogle
Past Puppies 16- Baby and Moogle
past pups 17- Precious and Boo
Past Puppies 18-Jazzy and Boo
Past Puppies 19- Lil Bit and Boo
Past Puppies 20- Twerpy and Boo
Past Puppies 21-Candy and Boo
Past puppies 22 -- Twerpy and Boo
Past puppies 23 -Jazzy and Boo
Past puppies 24 -Lil Bit and Chip
Past puppies 25 -- twerpy and boo
Past puppies 26 - Precious and Boo
Past Puppies 27- Lil Bit and Chip
Past Puppies 28- Twerpy & Boo
Past Puppies 29-Lovey and Miko
Past Puppies 30-Lovey and Miko
Past Puppies 31-Lovey and Miko
Past Puppies 32-Miko and Lovey

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.
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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 16 weeks.
Giving puppy immunizations is good, but giving them at the right time is essential if you want them to work!
puppy shot
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) these.
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.
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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.
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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 to get those valuable puppy socialization experiences ) you need to have the Bordatella vaccine given.
There are two options for administering the Bordatella vaccine - a 'shot' or nasal drops.
I 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 are enough.
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.
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