By vaccinating your puppy, you have take an important step toward protecting them from serious diseases.
Vaccines are designed to trigger a specific immune response that will protect your pet from illness in the event of exposure to viral upper respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.
Your puppy will visit the veterinarian multiple times to complete the vaccination series.
each dose is as important as the first, your puppy is not fully protected until it receives the full series of vaccines
immunity does not happen immediately, most vaccines take up to 4 weeks for full immunity
puppies should be vaccinated every 2-3 weeks between the ages of 8-16 weeks
play it safe until all vaccinations are received, be cautious of socializing puppies before full immunity develops
your veterinarian will follow the American Veterinary Medical Association’s recommended vaccine protocol while also taking into account the individual needs and environmental exposure for your pet
always consult with your veterinary care professionals if you have questions about your pet’s vaccination schedule
Some pets may experience mild side effects following vaccinations. Typically starting within hours of vaccination, symptoms are often mild and do not persist more than 24 hours. This is a normal response by your pet’s immune system during the process of developing immunity. Always report ANY concern of a reaction to your veterinarian.
Common symptoms your pet may experience:
mild fever up to 103*F
sluggish or decreased activity
discomfort or swelling at the injection site
Contact your veterinarian if symptoms persist longer than 24 hours