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Which Vaccinations Does My Puppy Need?

Uptown Staff

Which Vaccinations Does My Puppy Need?

When you get a new puppy, it should be a fun and exciting time. You’re probably keen to welcome your lovely pup to your family so you can all start getting to know each other. If you’ve used our puppy finder to put you in touch with some of the best breeders in the country, you should already have one of the finest Doodles available.

One of your first steps with a new puppy should always be prioritizing its health, and that means vaccinations. You’d be surprised how many people forget this important early step, or simply don’t think it’s important. It is.

By the time you receive your Uptown Puppy, your dog will have already received their first combination puppy shots, protecting them against diseases like:

  • Parvovirus
  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Parainfluenza

Our vets have also taken the first steps towards keeping your puppies healthy and safe from roundworm, heartworm, fleas, and ticks.

After your pup’s first shots, you’ll probably have to visit the vet again for some more boosters and additional vaccinations. This should be explained clearly by the vet when you go for your first visit. If you’re buying a slightly older puppy, make sure you get detailed medical records and check that they’ve had all their prior vaccinations before you part with any money.

Our Doodles are from some of the finest breeders with integrity in the country, so any pup that stays with them past the appropriate age will have had all the shots and medications necessary.

When should I vaccinate my puppy?

Your vet should be able to give you the right advice for your specific dog and breed, whether it’s one of our lovely Doodles or not. The complete range of immunizations recommended for your pet could depend on a number of factors like where you live as well as how many other pets are in the household.

What shots are required?

All dogs need to be vaccinated against rabies along with a few other conditions like hepatitis and distemper. This might vary depending on where you live. For example, optional vaccinations against illnesses like Lyme disease, leptospirosis or Corona may be recommended based on your region, travel plans, etc.

Make sure you ask your vet to make a copy of your dog’s medication records that you can take home and keep.

How often will my dog need to be vaccinated?

Once the course of vaccinations has begun, you’ll need to keep visiting the vet for a booster every few weeks. Your vet will let you know exactly how long. This will continue until your pet is around 14 or 15 weeks of age. Some of these vaccinations will be a combination of multiple immunizations while others might be one at a time.

If you’ve got an older puppy and aren’t sure about it’s medical history—some vets will recommend starting again just to make sure things are up-to-date.

Vaccination is an important early step in protecting your pup’s health, and it’s not something you can afford to ignore.

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