Jan 7th, 2015 By: Dr. Shelby Bradberry
Topics: General Blogs
      When should my puppy start his vaccines?    Puppies should receive their first vaccines between 6 and 8 weeks of age.      Is one vaccine enough?    For puppies, vaccines should be repeated, or “boostered,” every 3-4 weeks until the puppy is 16 weeks or older. Other areas of the country only require boosters past 12 weeks of age. However, since we are a Parvovirus and Distemper endemic area, extending boosters past 16 weeks of age is the Gold Standard of care.    Why so many?   Puppies are born with antibodies from their mothers. These antibodies are meant to protect the puppy in the early weeks of life. However, these antibodies interfere with our vaccines’ efficacy. Thus, boosters are given in an ... Continue Reading