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Q: What is the best time window for puppies to get their first boosters?

August 25, 2009 | By Katie E. | 7 answers | Expired: 1784 days ago

Katie E.

My puppy is 11 weeks old, so I'm wondering what the time frame is for his first booster shots.

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Mdurand
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Aug 26, 2009

Puppies should get their first distemper/parvo shot at 6 weeks and continue every 3 weeks until they are 16 weeks old. Rabies can be given at 12 weeks

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Krystal T.
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Aug 26, 2009

If you are referring to the Distemper Vaccine, once they get the first shot they need a booster at least 3 but no later than 4 weeks later, and then another round after that total 3 shots, each within 3-4 weeks of each other.

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Danis
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Aug 26, 2009

I believe they can get their first vaccines at 6-8 weeks of age, so your puppy should be able to get them now. The rabies vaccine usually comes closer to 4 months old. Usually they need booster the rabies a year after the initial one, and then do every other or every three. I think it may depend on the area you live in too. Just find a good vet in your area, you may be able to find reviews of vet clinics on zootoo done by fellow zootooers, or ask friends that are animals lovers and pet owners. Or stick with the vet you like if you have one already. Then follow your vets recommendation for their booster series.

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Lori R.
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Aug 26, 2009

you need to talk to your vet. start worming at 2,4,6,8, weeks and so on. shots are needed asap for youyr pup. visit your vet for the best info.

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9robin58
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Aug 26, 2009

You usually start at 6 weeks.Give your vet a call.Generally they need at least three shots before they are 1 to get full immunity.

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Ethel02
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Aug 25, 2009

Talk to your Vet.

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Jillian
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Aug 25, 2009

i'm pretty sure you can begin boosters now. not necessarily all of them, but your vet will be able to suggest which ones to get started on.
please do not vaccinate your puppy on a yearly basis, this is harmful to their bodies and immune system. some people use the three year method, others use the once or twice in a lifetime method.

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