German shepherd puppy vaccination schedule for German Shepherd Puppies for sale
Newborn puppies acquire immunities against many diseases by nursing from their mother. During the first two days of life, a puppy that nurses takes in the colostrum that is present in the milk that is first produced. The antibodies that are passed in the colostrum are vital to the puppy’s health and well being. These antibodies prevent the puppy from being infected by diseases like Canine Distemper and Parvo virus. These same antibodies are also the reason veterinarians suggest vaccinations to be given after six weeks of age.
It is highly recommended that new puppies visit a veterinarian as soon as possible. The veterinarian will then educate the owner on the needs of the new puppy, look for congenital defects as well as look for signs of parasitic or viral infections. If all looks well, the puppy is then started on what is commonly called its “puppy shots.”
These puppy shots are also called “five in one” or DHLP-P vaccinations because they are a combination vaccine that will immunize against five very common but potentially deadly diseases.
|6 WEEKS||Deworm with Strongid.|
|8 WEEKS||Fort Dodge: Duramune / Max 5-CVK (The puppy shot).|
|9 WEEKS||Deworm with Strongid.|
|11 WEEKS||Fort Dodge: Duramune / Max 5-CVK/4L (The puppy shot booster).|
|14 WEEKS||Fort Dodge: Duramune / Max 5-CVK/4L (The puppy shot booster) / Deworm with Strongid.|
|16 WEEKS||Rabies vaccination, Drontal plus dewormer, physical exam.|
|24 WEEKS||Heartworm check, fecal exam for parasites, a vet check optional.|
|ANNUAL||Annual vaccines, vet check.|
|8 YEARS||Mini general profile and CBC screen – recommended at two year intervals if normal, repeat as needed.|