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Routine Vet Visits & Health Check Recommendations

As a puppy, your pet is given vaccinations at 8-9 weeks, 12, and 15-16 weeks.

These vaccinations will include most or all of the following to aid in the reduction of diseases caused by:

Canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, canine adenovirus type 2, canine coronavirus, canine parainfluenza, canine parvovirus (CPV), leptospira canicola, leptospira grippotyphosa, leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae, and leptospira pomona in susceptible dogs and puppies.

They will also be given dewormer for common worms and parasites each of these weeks.

At the 15th or 16th week, your puppy will also legally need a rabies vaccination in most states and Canada. The following vaccination schedule is by Montana laws, please check in with your vet as some states require annual rabies.

Year 1: Another deworming, general vaccination, and 3-year rabies shot.

Year 2: Another deworming, general vaccination

Year 3: Another deworming, general vaccination

Year 4: Another deworming, general vaccination & 3-year rabies shot


Dewormer can be administered more frequently depending on the outdoor or hunting activity of your dog and where you live based on a vet's recommendation.

Other Recommended Vet Check-Ups:

  • Teeth Cleaning every 1-2 years depending on age and your own upkeep of your dog's teeth.

  • Ear Cleaning every month or per your vet's recommendation with an ear cleaning solution.

Make sure you are doing annual vet-checkups at a minimum. Your veterinarian can find slight problems or concerns early on and prevent them from becoming major issues later on.

Sign up for emails from your vet office, or plan to put annual dates on your calendar.

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