It is very important that your puppy receive all of their vaccination. Recieving only one or two vaccinations will not protect them from contracting deadly diseases.
|RABIES||14-16 Weeks||Every 3 years after initial 1st year vaccination|
|BORDETELLA||Not required unless your dog is boarding, grooming or at daycare|
The skin is the largest organ in the body and grooming is a part of your dogs overall health. Depending on the coat of your dog you need to brush them 1-3 times of week. Most inside dogs only require 3-4 baths a year. Bathing too often can dry the skin and dull the coat.
Some breeds of dogs are know to have dental issues that may require more frequent cleanings. Consult your veterinarian.
If your puppy has not received all of their boosters, they are not to go to dog parks, pet stores, mingle with "unfamiliar" dogs. This includes not taking your pupppy to puppy classes at pet stores until they are fully vaccinated.
Parvo is a viral disease that grows in rapidly and unvaccinated puppies, or those that have not received all of their boosters are at great risk. The intestinal lining has the biggest concentration of rapidly dividing cells in a puppy's body. The virus attacks and kills these cells, causing diarrhea (often bloody), depression, and suppression of white blood cells -- which come from another group of rapidly dividing cells. In very young puppies, it can infect the heart muscle and lead to "sudden" death.
Parvovirus affects primarily puppies. Puppies do not have an immune system built up to fight against this virus as adults have. This is why vets recommend giving three parvo (or better known as a DHPP) vaccinations 3-weeks to one month apart. The three vaccinations help build a puppy’s immune system, but does not protect them 100%.