My question is why does it seem that all puppies have their first set of shots at 6 weeks at their first vet visit? I have no say in this . . . the breeders all do this in our area. And needless to say, then they HAVE to have their follow up shots shortly after we receive a puppy at 8-10 weeks.
Syringes & Needles - Drs. Foster and Smith
When does your puppy need vaccines?
Typically, puppies need to be vaccinated every 2-3 weeks until they are 16 weeks old. If you have a very small puppy, your vet may recommend that the vaccines are administered over a course of several days.
Dog Vaccines: Dog and Puppy Vaccinations - Drs. Foster and Smith
Your Pomeranian may seem almost too small to have shots when he’s a puppy, but they’re vital to his health, so don’t neglect to get them. Pom puppies should get their first shots before they leave their moms. If you get a puppy from a breeder at eight or nine weeks old he should already have had his first shots -- even six-week-old puppies can be vaccinated. If your new Pom never got any shots, he’ll generally need them right away. These usually include vaccinations for distemper, parvovirus and hepatitis. Ask your vet what shots he recommends for your little guy.
Dog Vaccines: Dog and Puppy Vaccinations - Drs
In addition to the DHLPP vaccines, the puppy should also get the rabies vaccine, which is $15 to $20. The average costs are around $100 for all the vaccines needed.But in the time between adulthood and after a puppy is weaned off mother’s milk, it’s your responsibility to make sure your puppy gets the protection and care they need to have a healthy, long life.The costs for the initial puppy vaccinations (during the first year) are higher than the costs of the vaccines needed in the following years. The booster shots may cost between $15 and $50 per year, depending on where you get them.Most puppies should be vaccinated starting at 10 weeks old. Until then, the antibodies from mother’s milk are still active. At the age of 3 months or thereabout, you’ll need to have your puppy vaccinated for rabies.