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Q. Hi I just bought a German shepherd who is almost 3 months old, h has gotten his 1st puppy shots from his previous owner, what other shots does he need

A. Puppies should be given 3 rounds of vaccinations, ideally at 8, 12, and 16 weeks. Typically the vaccination against distemper and parvo (that's one vaccination against 2 diseases) is given at all 3 visits. Rabies is given only once when they are 16 weeks old.

Depending on where you live and your puppy's lifestyle, your vet may also recommend a vaccination against leptosporosis (given at 12 and 16 weeks) and against kennel cough (it varies, but they are usually given two of those as well).

Answered By
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.



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