Newborn puppies receive disease-fighting antibodies from their mother's milk. These antibodies normally last only six to sixteen weeks. After that, your puppy needs vaccinations to help protect him/her from disease.
Either your breeder/pet shop or your veterinarian may provide routine vaccinations for canine distemper, infectious canine hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, coronavirus, parainfluenza, Bordetella, Lyme disease and rabies. Be sure to ask your breeder/pet shop what vaccinations have already been administered, if any.
Remember, most vaccines must be given over a period of time and require multiple veterinary visits, so check with your veterinarian first. It is strongly advised to bring your new Schnoodle puppy to a vet within a week of bringing him/her home.
Your city or county will require your Schnoodle to get a rabies vaccination every year. You will either receive a rabies tag from your vet after the vaccination was given or you will have to send a form to your city or county requesting a tag. Your vet will let you know the proper procedure.