Vaccinations

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  To prevent disease and dog health problems, your vet will recommend a program of vaccinations for your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Vaccinations can vary depending on the part of the country you reside in and may be optional depending on your dog’s lifestyle.

Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel will probably receive his or her first inoculations as a Cavalier Spaniel puppy while still under the breeder’s care. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breeders will generally provide you with a dog health record so that your veterinarian can continue with appropriate treatment once you bring your Cavalier Spaniel puppy home.

Discuss with your veterinarian which vaccinations he or she recommends for your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and inquire about the possible negative effects of over-vaccination.  It has been indicated that too many vaccines can affect a dog’s autoimmune system and some holistic veterinarians are choosing to give vaccinations less frequently than recommended in the American Animal Hospital Association’s Canine Vaccine Guidelines.

The following is a typical vaccination schedule, but, please follow your personal vet’s advice at all times:

Typical First Year Vaccination Schedule

6-8
weeks
10-12
weeks
14-16
weeks
18-20
weeks
Distemper X X X X
Hepatitis X X X X
Parainfluenza X X X X
Parvo Virus X X X X
Leptospirosis X X X
Rabies X