Get a good veterinarian in your area. Building a relationship with your vet and their office staff is very important for you and your puppy.
No matter how old your puppy is when you bring him home, he will be needing vaccinations eventual. Outside of routine puppy check-ups, there are several other reasons why you may need to take your dog to a pet health care provider. Because puppies are rambunctious little explorers, it’s possible they may encounter one or more of these common medical conditions including ear infections, urinary tract infections, swallowed foreign objects, you name it. It's always a relief to have a great veterinarian on hand to make everything better.
Our suggested vaccine schedule here in the state of Georgia.
6-8 weeks: DHP-PV (Distemper/Parvo)
9-11 weeks: DHP-PV (Distemper/Parvo)
12-14 weeks: DHP-PV (Distemper/Parvo)
15-17 weeks: DHP-PV and Rabies (Distemper/Parvo)
The kennel cough vaccine should be added if you intend to board your puppy.