Pet vaccination schedules vary depending on the pet's age, breed, health, prior vaccinations, and exposure to disease. Your local veterinarian can help you determine the type and frequency of vaccinations your pet needs. Always read and follow manufacturer's written instructions.
Puppies: (vaccinate at 2-4 week intervals until approximately 16 weeks of age)
High risk puppies receive parvovirus or parvovirus/coronavirus at 5 weeks. A combination vaccine containing distemper, hepatitis/adenovirus, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and coronavirus (DHPPvCv) can be given at 6, 9, 12, and 16 weeks, or 8, 12, and 16 weeks. The combination vaccine with added leptospirosis (DHLPPvCv) given, when advised, for the 12 and 16 week vaccinations. Rabies is given at about 16 weeks. Many owners also choose to give intranasal kennel cough (bordetella/parainfluenza) to puppies over 6 weeks of age. Lyme disease is given at 12 and 15 weeks, if needed.
Dogs over 16 weeks of age:
Dogs that have not received any prior vaccines should receive a combination vaccine (DHPPvCv) twice, spaced 3-4 weeks apart. Leptospirosis is added if indicated. Rabies is given once. Intranasal Bordetella is given once. Lyme disease is given, if needed, and boostered in 3-4 weeks. All vaccines are boostered one year later.
Combination vaccine given annually, or at veterinarian's recommendation. Intranasal Bordetella may be boostered every 6 months. Leptospirosis given annually.
Follow your veterinarian's recommendations for combination vaccine boosters annually, or as indicated on the label of the vaccine.
Combination vaccine of feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia, and chlamydia given at 8 or 9 weeks, then 12 weeks of age. Feline leukemia added to combination vaccine if indicated. Rabies given at about 16 weeks of age. Booster these vaccines in one year.
Kittens over 16 weeks of age:
Kittens that have not been vaccinated should receive 2 combination vaccines spaced 3-4 weeks apart. Feline leukemia is added to the combination vaccines if indicated. Rabies is given. All vaccines are boostered in one year.
Boosters for the panleukopenia, rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, and chlamydia combination vaccine and rabies are given at one, two, or three year intervals, depending on veterinary recommendation. Feline leukemia must be given annually.