How long can i wait between the 2nd and 3rd set of shots for my puppy?

my puppy got her second set of shots and i was suppose to call and make an appointment in about 3 weeks so she could get the third set of shots. 3 weeks is almost up and we had some unexpected money issues and i cant afford to get her the third set. does she have to get them by 3 weeks or does it matter? how much time can be between the shots?
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The vaccs are supposed to be at 6,8, 12, and 16 weeks so technically you still have another week to get her in. At the 12 week appointment is where she will get the rabies vaccination which is super important, so you should probably call now and try to get her in next week sometime. If it's not at exactly 4 weeks apart it's not a huge issue but you do want to try to get her into get it done as close to then as you can. If you wait they too long they may want to have the series redone which will cost you more in the long run, as well as that your puppy may be more susceptible to getting sick. You could go to your local farm and fleet and do the 5/7 way yourself, but if you don't know what you are doing, I wouldn't recommend it.
3-4 weeks is standard. If you wait more than 8 weeks you'll need another booster after the 3d shot.
The third set is when they do the rabies vaccine, which is necessary, but the third set of Bordetella, distemper, parvo, is a booster, meaning they are just making sure.
It should still be done, but if you have to wait a few more weeks, I'm sure it's okay. Just get it done ASAP.
Most vets go on a 3 week schedule. Can you find a low cost clinic for the vaccine? Or sometimes stores like Petsmart have vaccine days offered. I give my pups shots at 6weeks and 8 weeks, then if they are still here they get another at 11 weeks.
I wouldn't wait over 4 weeks. They really need the extra protection. You can actually buy the shots for less than $5 and do it yourself. You can get them at a feed store usually, a farmer's co-op, TSC.


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