When to Vaccinate Your Maltipoo Puppy? Get The Facts!

As you may already know, vaccines are extremely important since it helps protect your furry friend from becoming infected by any form of diseases and viruses.

It’s safe to say that Maltipoo puppies actually require three sets of vaccines which will help to prepare their body to fight off contagious and even deadly disease. At 8 weeks of age, they will receive their first set of vaccines, then we usually see them again at 12 to 16 weeks of age for two more rounds.

Not only will they get vaccination, but they will also receive a wellness exam just to ensure that they are happy, healthy and ready for the world as they age.

How Does a Vaccine Work?

When to Vaccinate Your Maltipoo Puppy

Vaccine actually plays a role in boosting the bodies immunity to a particular disease. The vaccine tend to stimulate the immune system to learn how to fight the microorganism so that if the microorganism is encountered over a period of time, your puppy will not get sick or may have a easier time in fighting off the disease (meaning that they will have less severe illness).

So, if your puppy should ever get infected again in the future by that particular disease, the white blood cells will have a much easier time in preventing it from becoming severe.

When to Vaccinate Your Maltipoo Puppy?

As mentioned earlier, puppies should actually receive their first set if vaccination at six to eight weeks of age. Upon purchasing or adopting a puppy, make sure to get their medical records so that your veterinarian can have an idea on what has given and when the next set of vaccines is due.

At this point, your veterinarian will then recommend a schedule depending on the lifestyle that you see for your puppy over time and the risk of certain diseases base on where you live.

Your pup is likely to get vaccinated every 2 to 4 weeks until actual prevention is expected to achieved. It all comes down to your puppy age, as this may require 3 to 4 vaccinations for the Distemper/Parvo series until your furry friend is at 16 to 20 weeks of age. So, if it’s a case where your dog is over 16 weeks of age and isn’t quite up to date in terms of shots, your veterinarian will likely provide them with a shorter series.

Age of Puppy is Important

As you can see, the age of a puppy tend to play a major role when it comes to your veterinarian determining when they should get vaccinated. It’s safe to say that my maltipoo puppies actually received their first vaccine at 8 weeks of age.

When it comes to vaccination, there is no need to rush as it requires planning in order to get things done correctly. The thing is that the puppy needs to be old enough and their body mature properly, so that they can defend themselves from vaccines upon getting vaccinated.

What is Parvovirus?

This is very well known to be one of the deadliest diseases a puppy can get infected with. This disease is extremely contagious, allowing it to spread from one puppy to the other. Even if a dog that’s suffering from parvo poops at a park and another dog smells it, they will start to shoe signs of it over time.

If it’s a case where you have a puppy and you are curious if they have the virus, then you may want to check out the following symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy

The first sign your pup will likely face is lethargy or even lack of energ. After they will start to experience loss of appetite, diarrhea and vomiting.

A dog chance of survive parvo will depend on two major factor such as their age and how soon they were actually diagnosed. If somehow you suspect that your puppy have parvo, you should rush them to the vet as soon as possible so they can be treated.

Puppy Vaccination Schedule:

  • Their first vaccination: 6 to 8 weeks – DHP
  • Their second vaccination: 9 to 11 weeks – DHP
  • Their third vaccination: 12 to 15 weeks – DHP
  • Their fourth vaccination: 16 to 20 weeks – DHP
  • Booster DHP: 1 year of age or 12 months after they received the last puppy shot, then as recommended (usually every 1-3 years)
  • Rabies vaccination: this should be given by law at 3-6 months of age with a booster 12 months later, then a booster every 1-3 years
  • Bordetella, parainfluenza, and canine influenza is recommended for social dogs (dog parks, day camp, grooming, boarding, dig shows)
  • Lyme or leptospirosis: should only be given to dogs if you live or travel with your dog to an area where these are endemic.

Alwayne Gray

Welcome to my blog! My name is Alwayne, I'm delighted to have you here. I'm a doodle lovers that is passionate about sharing my knowledge with new or experienced doodle parents. Doodle breeds are very well known to be intelligent, loving, hyper and very friendly

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