# What are the first shots puppies get?

## How many shots do puppies need before going outside?

When can puppies go out for the first time? In their first 16-18 weeks, puppies typically go through three rounds of vaccinations. After each round of vaccinations, there is a five to seven day waiting period until they are fully effective.

## What shots do puppies need 9 weeks?

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Age Recommended Optional Vaccinations
6 to 8 weeks Core vaccination Bordetella (kennel cough)
9 to 11 weeks Core vaccination Coronavirus, leptospirosis, Bordetella, Lyme disease
16 weeks Rabies (varies by state)
12 to 14 weeks Core vaccination Coronavirus, Lyme disease, leptospirosis

## Do puppies need 3 vaccinations?

Puppy vaccinations

Puppies are particularly vulnerable to serious diseases like parvovirus and canine distemper, so it’s vital they receive their initial course of three vaccinations.

## Can I give my puppy vaccinations myself?

Do-It-Yourself Vaccinations

We sell dog and cat vaccinations that you can administer to your pet on your own at home. These include the Canine Spectra™ 10, Canine Spectra™ 9, Canine Spectra™ 6, Canine Spectra™ 5, Kennel-Jec™ 2, and Feline Focus™ 3 (vaccine drops). Only vaccinate healthy animals.

## When should puppies be vaccinated?

Puppies are typically vaccinated at eight and ten weeks (although they can be vaccinated as early as four-six weeks of age) with the second dose usually being given two to four weeks later. Speak to your vet about the best timings. Your puppy will then require a booster vaccination at 6 or 12 months of age.

## When should I get my puppy vaccinated?

When should I start vaccinating my pet? If you have kittens or puppies, the first round of vaccinations (usually two or three vaccines), are given at around six to eight weeks old. The final vaccine, however, should not be given before your pet turns sixteen weeks.

## When should puppies be wormed for the first time?

Pups should be wormed for the first time at 2 weeks of age, then at 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 weeks old (fortnightly until 12 weeks of age). After this they can be wormed monthly until they are 12 months old.

## When should you take your puppy to the vet for the first time?

Most puppies go home to their pet parents at around 6 to 8 weeks of age, and this is the perfect time for a first visit to the vet. You can push their first visit to 10 weeks of age if necessary, but the longer you wait, the more you put your pup at risk.

## When can a puppy go outside?

When can I take my puppy outside? Vets tend to recommend not taking your puppy into public places until about a fortnight after your puppy has had its second vaccination, at around 14-16 weeks. This is because they can easily pick up nasty viruses like parvovirus and distemper.

## Can I take my puppy outside to pee before vaccinations?

If you’re wondering when can puppies go outside away from home, the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) recommends that pet guardians begin taking puppies on walks and public outings as early as one week after their first round of vaccinations, at about seven weeks old.

## When can puppies get a bath?

13 Steps to Bathe a Puppy

Unless they get quite grubby, have a close encounter with a skunk, or are dog show prospects that need frequent grooming, most puppies shouldn’t need a bath more than one to four times a year. Puppies shouldn’t be bathed until they are at least four weeks old—six or eight weeks is better.

## Can I carry my puppy outside before vaccinations?

Taking your puppy for their first walk is a huge milestone, but you’ll need to wait until they are fully covered by their vaccinations to be safe. This is usually a few weeks after their second jab in their primary vaccination course, but this does vary from vaccine to vaccine.