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Caring for Your Puppy: 1 – 12 Months

Caring for Your Puppy: 1 to 12 Months

Is there anything cuter than a puppy? Along with all that cuteness and cuddliness come some basic needs.

This vaccination schedule may vary based on your veterinarian’s recommendation.

Typical Dog Vaccination Schedule

6 to 8 Weeks

  • 1st Distemper-Adenovirus Type 2-Coronavirus-Parainfluenza-Parvovirus vaccine(booster in 3 weeks)
  • 1st Bordetella (kennel cough, booster in 3 weeks)
  • Dewormer (booster in 3 weeks)

9 to 11 Weeks

  • 2nd DA2PP-CV (booster in 3 weeks)
  • Bordetella (booster every 6-12 months)
  • Dewormer (booster in 3 weeks)

12 to 14 Weeks

  • 3rd DA2PP-CV (booster in 1 year)
  • Rabies (booster in 1 year)
  • Dewormer
  • Start Heartworm Preventative
  • Spay or Neuter

1 Year Later

  • DA2PP-CV (booster in 1 year)
  • Rabies (booster in 1 year)
  • Bordetella (booster 6-12 months)

Recommended Tests

  • Intestinal Parasite Exam (fecal)
  • Heartworm Antigen Test

Talk to your veterinarian about what vaccinations your dog may need.

Dental Care

It is a good idea to start preventative dental care when your dog is young. The best way to do this is regular brushing with toothpaste specifically designed for dogs. Your dog’s teeth should be brushed multiple times a week, if not daily.

Spaying and Neutering

Spayed/neutered pets not only live longer and healthier lives, but they also make better companions.  It is best to spay or neuter your pet anywhere from 4 to 6 months of age, or for toy breeds it is best to wait until they are at least 2 pounds.