How Do You Keep Track of an Immunization and Vaccination Schedule for Dogs?

Keep track of an immunization and vaccination schedule for dogs by using a chart recommended by your veterinarian. Some online sites also provide vaccination schedule charts to use as guides and references in determining the common intervals between recommended vaccines and immunization shots.

Most veterinarians discuss the vaccination and immunization schedules of each dog with its owner. Many vets also provide a printed schedule chart where you can keep track of your pet's next scheduled visit to the clinic. Put the chart in an easy-to-spot place to help remind you upcoming appointments. You can use a regular daily calendar, a planner or a Smartphone app to set a list of tasks and alarms. Some veterinary clinics can also help you keep track of your pet's schedule by calling you or by sending you a message or an email a few days before the set vaccine and immunization shot.

Many online sites provide sample dog vaccination schedules that can give you an idea of the type of vaccines recommended for a puppy's first year of life. The rules recommended by veterinary or animal health associations, such as the American Veterinary Medical Association or the American Animal Hospital Association, often provide the basis for most schedules provided online. Although they may be similar to the schedule given by your vet, these are guides suitable for average dogs and may or may not be applicable to your pet.