As a pet owner, you are responsible. When you get your new pet, dog, cat or rabbit (or anything, really), make an appointment with the vet immediately. You need to get your new friend fully checked out, but also, to ensure their vaccinations are up to date.
Your vet will give you a littler booklet specially for your animal. This booklet will have his / her name on it, date of birth, the vaccinations it has already had with the dates, and the future vaccinations and boosters it will need. If you lose it, don’t worry! You can always ask your vet what you need to do next, and a good vet will send you reminders too.
Your vet will tell you. It’s pretty simple. Vaccinations will included but not be limited to parvovirus, distemper and rabies. Others can include vaccinations against kennel cough, leptospirosis for dogs and cat leukaemia. Your vet will share the information with you. Your animal will also need to be de-wormed and possibly de-flead, on a regular basis, so you can do these things all at the same time.