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Pet Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats | When to Give Them

When to give pet vaccinations can vary from area to area and state law. The following are the recommendations made by the American Animal Hospital Association.

When to give Pet Vaccinations for Dogs

Rabies – Dogs

For puppies, the rabies vaccine should be administered as a single dose as early as three months of age.

For adults (dogs 16 weeks or older) receiving an initial rabies vaccine, one dose is considered protective. For all dogs, a second dose one year after the initial vaccine is recommended.

Following that, the vaccine should be administered every one to three years, depending on the product’s labeling.

Other Core Pet Vaccinations – Dogs

For the canine distemper virus vaccine, canine adenovirus-2 vaccine, and canine parvovirus vaccine, puppies should receive a minimum of three doses between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks, administered at three- to four-week intervals.

Should the initial vaccination take place after 16 weeks, two vaccines three to four weeks apart are recommended.

Puppies should receive a booster one year after vaccination and then at intervals of every three years or longer.

When to give Pet Vaccinations for Cats

Rabies – Cats

For kittens, the rabies vaccine should be administered as a single dose as early as 8 to 12 weeks of age (depending on vaccine type and label recommendations).

For adults receiving an initial rabies vaccine, one dose is considered protective. For all cats, a second dose one year after the initial vaccine is recommended.

Following that, the vaccine should be administered every one to three years, depending on the product’s labeling.

Other Core Pet Vaccinations – Cats

The panleukopenia virus (FPV), feline herpesvirus-1 (FHV-1), and feline calicivirus (FCV) vaccines are typically administered as a combination vaccine according to the following schedule: All kittens should receive two vaccinations three to four weeks apart between the ages of 6 and 16 weeks.

Should the initial vaccination take place after 16 weeks, two vaccines three to four weeks apart are recommended.

All kittens should receive a booster one year after vaccination and then at intervals of every three years.

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Additional Pet Vaccination Information:

Core Pet Vaccines

Pet Vaccinations | Understanding What are the Core Pet Vaccinations
Dog Core Pet Vaccinations | Which Ones Are They?
Cat Core Pet Vaccinations | Which Ones are They?

Other Pet Vaccines

Dog Pet Vaccinations | Optional Pet Vaccinations for Dogs
Cat Pet Vaccinations | Optional Pet Vaccinations for Cats