Why Should I vaccinate my dog?
When you choose to vaccinate your dog you save them from contracting many diseases-that before vaccines existed were killing pets every day. There are five ‘core vaccines’ that are essential for every dog to have routinely-canine distemper, canine parvovirus, canine adenovirus (infectious canine hepatitis), and parainfluenza. Rabies vaccine is given as an additional injection.
When should the vaccination program begin?
A typical routine will be 8, 12 and 16 weeks for the first vaccinations. We give these multiple dosages aiming to ensure the animals are vaccinated at a point when their level of maternal antibodies (the protection against infectious diseases passed on by the mother) is no longer high enough to defeat the disease.
After the three puppy vaccines, they are generally administered every year.
DHPPV - ( Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvo virus combination) vaccine is given at 8, 12, and 16 weeks of age. After the three puppy vaccination this vaccine is generally administered every year.
Rabies - vaccination at 14 - 16 weeks of age then every year.
Bordetella or Kennel Cough vaccine for the dogs going to kennel, doggy daycare, off leash parks, or dog show done 12, and 16 weeks of age and then every year.
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