How often should your dog be vaccinated?

Asked By: Cristian Berge
Date created: Mon, May 10, 2021 6:31 AM
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States regulate the age at which it is first administered.

A second vaccination is recommended after 1 year, then boosters every 3 years.

Puppies need a booster 1 year after completing their initial series, then all dogs need a booster every 3 years or more often. Core dog vaccine.

Answered By: Delpha Fahey
Date created: Tue, May 11, 2021 8:34 AM
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At a minimum, it's advised to bathe your dog at least once every three months.

You can wash your dog as frequently as every other week (with gentle shampoo, it could be even more frequent).

When in doubt, use your judgment — if your dog starts to smell, it's probably time for a bath.

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By around eight weeks of age your puppy should be eating solid food.

Puppies should be fed three to four times a day therefore if you are currently feeding ¾ a cup of puppy food twice a day you should consider spacing it out by feeding ½ cup three times a day.

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A good rule of thumb is a ratio of five minutes exercise per month of age (up to twice a day) until the puppy is fully grown, i.e.

15 minutes (up to twice a day) when three months old, 20 minutes when four months old etc.

Once they are fully grown, they can go out for much longer.

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Typically, smaller breeds and younger dogs will need to urinate more frequently than larger breeds and older dog.

The average healthy dog will produce approximately 10 to 20 ml of urine for each pound of body weight per day.

Ideally adult dogs should be allowed outside to relieve themselves at least 3-5 times a day.

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Puppies should be wormed from two-three weeks of age at two weekly intervals until they are twelve weeks of age, then every month until they are six months of age.

Worming should continue at least three times a year with a recommended veterinary preparation for the rest of the dog's life.

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Most experts recommend feeding your dog twice a day — once in the morning and once in the evening — though puppies under five months of age should be fed three to four times a day, or as directed by your veterinarian.

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Do you let your dog sleep in your bed with you at night? Research has shown that slightly less than one-half of all pet owners share their bed or bedroom with their pet.

Even so, you have likely been told by at least one well-meaning person that your dog should sleep on the floor, in his crate, or in his own bed.

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