Vaccination Schedule for Puppies & Adult Dogs

Why Vaccination?

Vaccination is important because it can effectively prevent potentially serious canine diseases like Canine Distemper, Canine Parvovirus Infection, Rabies and Canine Hepatitis. Not only regular vaccinations can protect your pet, they can also keep the human members of your family safe – some canine viral and bacterial diseases can be transferred to humans.

Core & Non core Vaccines:

Core Vaccines: Vaccines are primarily required to be administered in all puppies and dogs with an unknown vaccination history. These vaccines provide immunity against those diseases which are much prevalent and cause serious threat to dog’s life.

These include:

  • Canine Parvovirus
  • Canine Distemper
  • Infectious Canine Hepatitis
  • Rabies

Non Core Vaccines: These are optional vaccines that should be less considered as these are less prevalent or have low risk of exposure to animal.

These include:

  • Bordetella bronchiseptica
  • Leptospirosis
  • Canine Parainfluenza

Canine Vaccines Available in Pakistan:

1- Rabisin
This vaccine develops immunity against Rabies. It is one of core vaccines of dogs.

2- Primodog
This vaccine immunizes your dog against the most important viral disease, Canine Parvoviral Infection (acute, infectious gastrointestinal illness). Young dogs (6 weeks to 6 months) unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated are most susceptible.

3- Hexadog
It is a combination vaccine that protects the dog against 6 major viral and bacterial infections i.e Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Rabies, Leptospira canicola and Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae).

4- Eurican DHPPi2-L
It is also a combination vaccine that provides immunity against Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper, Infectious Canine Hepatitis, Canine Parainfluenza Virus, Leptospirosis, Infectious Laryngotracheitis). It does not contains Rabies antigen.

5- Eurican DHPPi2-LR
It is another type of Eurican which covers 6 diseases as mentioned above as well as rabies.


Vaccination Schedule For Puppies:

Puppy Vaccination in Pakistan

We are sharing the most commonly used vaccination schedule. Our veterinarian have found that this is the most effective scheduling for vaccination and all veterinarian are agreed to follow this schedule in Pakistan.

Dog should be dewormed before starting vaccination program. Age of the dog should be well considered for vaccination. Minimum age for vaccination is 8-10 weeks (2 Months).

First of all vaccination should be done against canine parvovirus at the age of 6 weeks,as Canine Parvo is a major threat for young pups.

The second shot of Canine Parvovirus Vaccine, Primodog,  is given after 3 weeks of 1st shot.

Following 2 shots of primodog, again 3 weeks later 2 shots of hexadog will be given similarly with an interval of 3 weeks. Finally. Annual booster of hexadog is given. Hexadog is the best vaccine for all other major diseases of dog i.e.  Canine distemper, Infectious canine hepatitis, Rabies and Leptospirosis as well.

Now, your puppy is completely vaccinated against major diseases. You and your pet are now safe.

Vaccination Schedule for Adult Dogs:

If your dog’s age is more than 3-4 months then simply after deworming protocol 2 shots of Hexadog Vaccine are given with an interval of 3 weeks. Then annual booster dose is given every year.


18 thoughts on “Vaccination Schedule for Puppies & Adult Dogs

  1. Taseel says:

    Once vaccine is done, will there be need to do it again or it’s for lifetime?

    1. saad says:

      If its 1st time then after 14-21 days again the same procedure would be perform. After this then after every year 1 time vaccination would be perform

    2. AMR says:

      Once you’re done with the 4 normally scheduled vaccines (2 of Primodog & 2 of Hexadog), your pet is safe but it is recommended to repeat Hexadog on an annual basis to keep the dogs immune system boosted.

    3. Sharjeel Haider says:

      Annual booster is necessary.
      Once you vaccinate your dog it is immunize for one year.
      That’s why you should annualy vaccinate your dog

  2. ghullam mujtaba says:

    Aslam.o alaikum
    I want vaccination to my puppies they are 40 days it will first vaccine.

  3. Taha Abbasi says:

    We have bought a Russian dog age 09 months.
    We were told that all vaccination is completed but there is no record of it. So should we repeat all vaccines & which vaccines are required most?

    1. Muhammad Ahmad Khan says:

      Please do vaccines as if you are starting on an unvaccinated dog.

  4. Saifee says:

    I have german shephard for what age i should go for vaccination kindly reply thanx in advance

    1. Shahmir says:

      Bro in 30 days vaccines start but i recommend that 50 to 55 days is best for german Shepherd puppy its my own experience

  5. Alina Majid says:

    I have a dog afghani gucci its not vaccinated at all and its 4 months old kindly suggest the vaccine?

  6. A says:

    What’s the required dosage each time?

  7. Ali Jan says:

    I have GSD puppy age of around.50days and need to vaccine my puppy.. can I start it at home

  8. Mustafa Muhammad says:

    Hello I have a Gultair breed dog and the age of this dog is 9 months. I just confirmed from the previous owner that he is not vaccinated at all so can you please suggest what needs to be done ?

    1. akbar says:

      He just needs two shots of eurican or biocan vaccine 3 weeks apart. One vaccine of eurican or biocan now and other after 3 weeks

  9. eisa says:

    Hey, I have a British labrador puppy, age is 2.5 months. Previous owner just confirmed that he is not vaccinated at all so can yall please suggest what needs to be done?

  10. Dr.Shamim says:

    Kindly guide me vaccination schedule including vaccines availability in Pakistan to my one year unvaccinated Russian she dog.

  11. armaan malik says:

    i have unvaccinated 4mohths older Labrador male puppy. kindly guide which vaccines is suitable and the what schedule of vaccination should be adopted

  12. Dure says:

    Can i use alternative vaccines for puppies and if i get late 1 month is it risky ?

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