Types of Puppy and Dog Vaccinations
There are two classes of vaccines for canines. ‘Core vaccines’ should be given to every dog, while ‘noncore’ vaccines are only recommended for certain dogs. The core dog vaccinations are:
- Canine Adenovirus-2 (hepatitis and respiratory disease)
- Canine Parvovirus-2
Following a typical routine, dogs usually receive their vaccinations at 8, 12 and 16 weeks. The first three vaccinations are usually given a booster every three years after the initial three puppy vaccines.
The kennel cough is given annually. If you plan to put your dog in the kennel or take it to doggy day-care or an off-leash park, you should consider the Kennel Cough vaccine. This is done at 12 and 16 weeks of age with a booster once a year.