Vaccines for Dogs
Vaccines are an important part of your dog’s health care. Vaccines keep your dog healthy by preventing serious diseases. We will develop a vaccination schedule for your dog based on your dog’s lifestyle, health and individual circumstances.
Canine Vaccines Include:
- Rabies Vaccine. Rabies virus causes fatal disease in many mammals, both wild and domestic, including dogs and humans. This vaccine is required by law. The first Rabies shot your pet receives is good for 1 year. Subsequent canine Rabies vaccinations immunize your pet for 1- 3 years depending upon the vaccine your pet receives.
- Distemper Vaccine (DHPP). This vaccine is a ‘combo’ vaccine that protects your dog against distemper virus, adenovirus types 1 & 2, parainfluenza, and parvovirus. We recommend this vaccine for all dogs. We offer 1 year and 3 year distemper vaccines.
- Canine Distemper Virus can cause lethargy, fever, and many symptoms related to the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems; any body tissue may be affected. CDV can be fatal. Infection occurs by exposure of the air passages to airborne CDV particles.
- Canine Adenovirus usually infects the liver, causing symptoms related to that organ; it can be fatal in severe cases. Infection occurs by exposure to infected urine, feces, and body secretions.
- Canine Parvovirus can cause diarrhea, vomiting, loss of appetite and weight loss; dehydration is also a serious concern. Parvovirus can be rapidly fatal. Infection occurs by oral exposure to infected feces, and parvovirus can live in the environment for extended periods.
- Bordetella Vaccine. This vaccine helps protect your dog against “kennel cough”. Bordetella is highly contagious and spreads easily when many dogs are in the same space. We recommend this vaccine for dogs that go to boarding kennels, doggy daycare, or grooming. The Bordetella vaccine is administered via nose drops every 6 months.