CANINE VACCINATIONS

​​Rabies

  • Transmitted through infected saliva; animal to animal contact usually required.

  • Can infect all mammals including humans.

  •  Causes severe damage to the central nervous system and paralysis.

  •  Almost always fatal.

  •  Vaccination required by law for all dogs.

  •  Vaccinate at 16 weeks, repeat in 1 year, then every 3 years

DHPP Combination Vaccine 

This vaccine is recommended for all dogs.
​Vaccinate at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age. Repeat in 1 year, then every 3 years.
Provides protection for the following infectious diseases:

Distemper (D)

  • Transmitted through body secretions & the air; no dog to dog contact required.

  • May cause fever, nasal & eye discharge, coughing, vomiting, diarrhea & seizures.

  • Often fatal.

 

Hepatitis (H) also known as Adenovirus

  • Transmitted through all body secretions & the air; also transmitted on surfaces such as floors, sidewalks, etc...; no dog to dog contact required.

  • May cause diarrhea, vomiting, respiratory problems and severe liver & kidney damage.

  • Sometimes fatal.  

 

Parainfluenza (P)

  • Transmitted through the air; no dog to dog contact required.

  • May cause coughing & nasal discharge.

  • Usually mild but may be serious in young or debilitated dogs.

 

Parvo virus (P)

  • Transmitted through infected body fluids, especially feces; no dog to dog contact required.

  • May cause fever, lethargy, abdominal pain, dehydration, vomiting & bloody diarrhea.

  • Often fatal, especially in puppies.

Leptospirosis

  • Transmitted through the urine of infected wildlife (raccoons, opossums, skunks & rodents) & other dogs.

  • Can infect many mammals including humans.

  • May cause vomiting, diarrhea, increased thirst and urination, lack of appetite, depression, liver failure and kidney failure.

  • Often fatal.

  •  Vaccination recommended for all dogs.

  •  Vaccinate at 12, & 16 weeks and annually thereafter.

 

Bordetella

  • Transmitted through the air; no dog to dog contact required.

  • Complex of bacteria/viruses which may cause eye & nasal discharge, coughing, lethargy and bacterial pneumonia.

  • Vaccination recommended for all puppies and for adult dogs if adult dog is to be kenneled in a boarding facility, is groomed regularly or comes into contact with other dogs (dog park, obedience classes, dog shows, etc...)

  • Vaccinate at 8 weeks or later and semi-annually or annually thereafter.

 

Lyme Disease

  • Transmitted through the bite of an infected tick.

  • May cause fever, inappetence, lethargy, heart or kidney disease, arthritis, nerve disorders, and long term intermittent lameness.

  • Vaccination recommended for dogs that enter heavily wooded areas or areas with a deer or tick population.

  • Vaccinate at 12 & 16 weeks, then annually thereafter as needed.

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