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Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Our Portland vets firmly believe that adhering to the vaccination schedule below is the best way to help protect your puppy's health now and throughout their lifetime, despite the inconvenience of repeated vaccine appointments.

Why Puppy Vaccinations Are Important

Vaccinating your dog is crucial for preventive healthcare. Begin with administering puppy shots early in life and ensure timely booster shots throughout adulthood to provide your canine companion with the best opportunity for a long and healthy life.

Keeping a regular vaccination schedule for your dog can save you both time and money, as treating the diseases prevented by these vaccines is often time-consuming and costly.

Which Shots Does My Puppy Need

In the Portland area, veterinarians recommend immunizing dogs against Bordetella, distemper, parvovirus, hepatitis, and rabies to provide protection.

Your veterinarian can suggest the most suitable shots for your dog, considering age, location, and lifestyle factors.

Puppy Vaccine Schedule & Adult Booster Shots

Your vet can assist you in establishing the optimal deworming and vaccination schedule for your young pup. However, we offer our recommended schedules below for administering your puppy's shots and your adult dog's booster vaccines. By adhering to these schedules, we are confident you are providing your four-legged family member with the best opportunity for a long and healthy life.

Puppy Shots Schedule

6 - 8 Weeks

  • *DHPP Shot 1
  • Bordatella
  • Leptospira
  • Lyme
  • Influenza Virus-H3N8
  • Influenza Virus-H3N2

10 - 12 Weeks

  • Influenza Virus-H3N8
  • Influenza Virus-H3N2
  • DHPP Shot 2
  • Leptospira
  • Lyme
  • Rabies

14 - 16 Weeks

  • DHPP Shot 3

Adult Dog Vaccine Schedule


  • Bordetella
  • Leptospira
  • Lyme
  • Rabies
  • Influenza Virus-H3N8
  • Influenza Virus-H3N2

Every 3 Years

  • DHPP Booster
  • Rabies

*DHPP: This vaccine protects against Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus.

Age Restrictions

Speak to your vet to learn which vaccines are appropriate for your dog. Very young puppies and senior dogs with compromised immune systems are not eligible for all shots.

Possible Vaccine Side Effects

Dog vaccines are generally safe, and few dogs encounter side effects, usually experiencing very mild reactions. However, in rare instances, some dogs may develop an allergic reaction to their shots, typically due to sensitivity to a specific ingredient in a particular vaccine.

Certain breeds, such as German shepherds, collies, and sheepdogs, are known to be particularly sensitive to certain vaccine ingredients.

Your veterinarian will omit any vaccines containing ingredients to which your dog may be sensitive.

Note: The advice provided in this post is intended for informational purposes and does not constitute medical advice regarding pets. For an accurate diagnosis of your pet's condition, please make an appointment with your vet.

Is it time for your puppy's or a new kitten's shot? Contact our vets in Portland today to schedule a vaccine appointment for your adorable new family member.

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Cedar Mill Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Portland companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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