When it comes to getting a new puppy, there are lots of very fun things to consider. There are things to buy, of course — a leash, a collar, food, a dog bed, a crate. And there are things you must teach your puppy so that it grows up to be a well-behaved dog. That includes training them where to go to the bathroom and how to greet strangers, to name just two.

But there’s one thing that all puppy parents should make sure to tackle during a dog’s first year and that’s vaccinations. It’s absolutely imperative to understand what vaccinations are required and when a dog needs them. Without those vaccinations, you’re putting your dog at risk for serious disease and possible death. What are those vaccinations and what are the side effects? And how can you understand what your vet will recommend and when to do those shots? These graphics offer some help.

Puppy Vaccination Schedule

When Should You Vaccinate Your Puppy?Thank you to PupBox for this useful information!