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  • How many DAPP vaccines does my puppy need? He has already gotten DAPP twice, at 7 weeks and 10 weeks of age. I was under the impression that three sets were necessary, but my vet is saying he will need two more sets of DAPP, at 13 weeks and 16 weeks. Is the fourth set really necessary? I am concerned about socializing him to the outdoors, grass, and a wide range of dogs before the key socialization period ends at 16 weeks.

    Hi Gabrielle,
    I recommend that you talk to your local veterinarian about this question. The vaccine schedule that your vet recommended matches the general recommendations for puppies. However, the protocol can vary depending in the individual pet and the environment that he will be exposed to. If you are concerned about socialization your vet can give you recommendations on how to do this safely while keeping him on the recommended schedule.


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