How Soon Do Puppy Dogs Get Rabies Shots?

by Catherine Lovering
    Vaccinations help keep your puppy healthy.

    Vaccinations help keep your puppy healthy.

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    Responsible pet owners ensure their furry loved ones are up to date on vaccinations, which are essential for fending off disease. The American Animal Hospital Association calls rabies vaccine a "core" vaccine for canines and recommends it for dogs of all breeds, and it's commonly required by law. Get your new family members vaccinated as early as a few weeks of age.

    According to the ASPCA, a puppy with a healthy mother can get his first round of core vaccinations at 6 to 8 weeks of age -- followed by second and third rounds at three- to four-week intervals. The last round should be administered when the puppy reaches 16 weeks of age.

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    About the Author

    Catherine Lovering has been a freelance writer since 2006. She has been published in "The Globe and Mail" and "The Legal Edge." Lovering holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria and a Licentate in Law from the University of Ottawa.

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