Preventing Disease with Vaccinations
Guidelines for Dog and Cat Vaccination Schedules
Your pet will begin their vaccinations during their first year of life. Puppies and kittens begin to lose the protective antibodies from their mother’s milk soon after they’re weaned. To build up their immunity, they’ll receive a series of core vaccinations at about 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age, and then another booster at a year old. Adults will need to receive boosters throughout their lives to remain protected. Many vaccines are one-year vaccines, but we do have a 3-year vaccine for dogs, the DHPP (distemper).