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    How often do puppies get shots? I thought it was 8 - 10- 12 weeks and they got rabies shot then. My vet is saying every 3 weeks until the puppy is 4 months old. Is this correct? I don't remember taking my other dogs to the vet that many times.
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    DefaultRe: Puppy Shots

    hmm... im not %100 but it doesnt sound right to me. Oscar got his at 8 weeks and 12weeks. 16 weeks he goes in for his rabies...

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    DefaultRe: Puppy Shots

    Vets vary across the board. Some only do three boosters, some still do five (probably what your vet is doing).

    Personally I think five is too many, but you might want to do some research (LOTS of info online re: vaccinations) and decide what you would like to do with your pup.
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    DefaultRe: Puppy Shots

    Generally speaking, it's 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 11 weeks and then 14 weeks. Rabies should not be administered before 20 weeks...preferably 24 weeks.
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    ah...

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    DefaultRe: Puppy Shots

    I took my puppy to the vet on Friday and they told me they needed boosters every 3 weeks and that the rabies shot had to be done before she was 16 weeks old. My puppy is 14 weeks so they gave her the rabies shot on Friday and said I needed to come back again in 3 weeks for another booster since I just got her a week ago she only had her 6 week shots. So according to my vet it is every 3 weeks for a booster and then rabies before they are 16 weeks old.

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    DefaultRe: Puppy Shots

    I'm with Will on this one. Milly got her 1st at 8wks, her 2nd at 12wks and she has her 3rd at 16wks. That's how it's done here in Australia-Land.

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    14 weeks is much too soon for rabies.
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    DefaultRe: Puppy Shots

    I took Cooper to the vet this past weekend. He has to be at least 4 months old before he can get his Rabies shot.
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    DefaultRe: Puppy Shots

    There are new protocols out there. Many are not doing the first shot until 7-8 weeks because at 6 weeks, the pup still had immunity from the mom. The shot is basically useless. Then it's a minimum of 3 weeks inbetween. 4 is OK too. So the pup should get 3 rounds, and then the last shot at 16 weeks is the rabies.

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