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How many vaccines for a puppy?

Species: Dog
Breed: shih tzu
Age: 3-6 months
Hi Dr. Marie,

Codee was given 5in1 parovirus 2 shots. Is it true that it should be given 2 more shots to complete the antivirus.?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

One vaccination as a puppy is not going to be enough protection against parvo virus or the other viruses that are usually in these shots (usually distemper, adenovirus, hepatitis, parvo virus and parainfluenza.) Your dog will need to have at least one more vaccine, a month later, and depending on her age, possibly another one a month after that.

You can read more information here on vaccination schedules.

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