Vaccination Schedule

Black and white Lhasa Apso puppy

Recommended Vaccines

Bordetellosis, Distemper, Infectious Hepatitis, Para influenza, Parvovirus infections, Corona Virus and Rabies.

Leptospirosis is not recommended in this first series of vaccines as it may be linked to certain severe reactions and other issues when administered to very young puppies and smaller breeds such as Lhasa apsos. Somewhat controversial with some vets, we will not take chances on the lives of our puppies.

These shots should all be administered at approximately 6, 10 and 14 weeks of age with the exception of the Rabies vaccine, which should be administered at somewhere between 12 – 24 weeks and again at around 15 – 18 months. After this, generally the Rabies vaccine can be administered every three years.  Check with your vet as things do change.

Re-vaccinating should be done every year, again with the exception of the Rabies vaccine. There is some talk of lessening the frequency of booster shots so be mindful of information with regards to these possible changes. The Rabies vaccine can vary in its coverage period. Make sure to carefully note what the coverage is when your dog receives its Rabies vaccine and do not lose your certificate as that is your proof for licensing and for future Rabies boosters.

Additional vaccinations are available, so discuss with your veterinarian the need for any other vaccines not included on our recommended list.

It should be noted that although major reactions to vaccines are rare, any sign of breathing problems, consistent vomiting or diarrhea, or swelling particularly of face or legs should be reported to the veterinarian immediately. If your pet has a severe reaction to a vaccine it is highly recommended that no further vaccines be administered as in rare cases vaccine reactions can be fatal.