How long after a vaccination can my puppy go out?


Quick Answer

Puppies are able to socialize with other dogs and go for walks seven days after their last major vaccination, which is administered at 12 weeks of age. Consult a veterinarian when in doubt about the proper vaccination protocol for a pet.

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Most puppies receive a five-way combination vaccine at six, nine and 12 weeks of age, with a booster at 15 weeks of age. However, veterinarians sometimes recommend a special vaccination at five weeks for puppies thought to be at high risk for contracting the parvovirus, according to PetEducation.com. Puppies also require a rabies vaccine at 12 weeks. To maintain continuous protection, adult dogs require an annual canine cough booster and a tri-annual vaccine booster.

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