Vaccination schedule for dogs and cats

Vaccination Schedule for Dogs and Cats

There are many vaccination schedules that are followed by veterinarian worldwide. Among them, the following is a vaccination schedule that is most widely used by Merck’s Veterinary manual, 11th Edition.veterinarian worldwide, Please click the links to know more about the topics.  This vaccination schedule follows the guidelines mentioned in Merck’s Veterinary manual, 11th Edition.

Standard Vaccination Schedule for Dogs

Time of Vaccination Types of Vaccines
Essential
Types of vaccines
Optional
Time
Annual RevaccinationCanine Parvo virus, Canine distemper Vaccine, Canine Adeno Virus type -2, Corona Virus, Parainfluenza Virus, Leptospira icterohaerrhagiae, Leptospira canicola bacterin vaccine, RabiesKennel cough(essential in case of pugs and such short snouted dogs)Annual
First VaccinationCanine Parvo virus, Canine distemper Vaccine, Canine Adeno Virus type -2, Corona Virus, Parainfluenza Virus, Leptospira icterohaerrhagiae, Leptospira canicola bacterin vaccineKennel cough(essential in case of pugs and such short snouted dogs)6 to 7 weeks
Second Vaccination Canine Parvo virus, Canine distemper Vaccine, Canine Adeno Virus type -2, Corona Virus, Parainfluenza Virus, Leptospira icterohaerrhagiae, Leptospira canicola bacterin vaccineLeptospira is serious zoonotic disease that can spread from Dog to human9 to 10 weeks
Third VaccinationCanine Parvo virus, Canine distemper Vaccine, Canine Adeno Virus type -2, Corona Virus, Parainfluenza Virus, Leptospira icterohaerrhagiae, Leptospira canicola bacterin vaccine12 to 13 weeks
Fourth VaccinationCanine Parvo virus, Canine distemper Vaccine, Canine Adeno Virus type -2, Corona Virus, Parainfluenza Virus, Leptospira icterohaerrhagiae, Leptospira canicola bacterin vaccine, Rabies16 to 17 weeks
We follow strict guidelines mentioned in merck veterinary manual regarding vaccination of Dogs and Cats. All the vaccination from First to fourth has to be carried out during first year of dog's life with 21 days gap between vaccination. Just in case due to some circumstances the dog did not get vaccines as per schedule during first year of life or received only partial vaccines. And the dog grows into an adult, the dog will be at risk in such cases it is advisable to carry out three shots of all essential vaccines.

Vaccination Schedule for Cats

Age of the kittenVaccines type
6 to 8 weeksFeline Panleucopenia, Rhinotrachitis, Feline Calcivirus
10 to 12 weeksFeline Panleucopenia, Rhinotrachitis, Feline Calcivirus
14 to 16 weeksRabies
20 to 24 weeksFeline Panleucopenia, Rhinotrachitis, Feline Calcivirus