Canine Vaccinations

Canine Vaccinations

Vaccinations are a very important part of your puppy’s and adult dog’s health care. All puppies should receive their first vaccination at 6 to 8 weeks of age and continue with booster vaccinations every 3 to 4 weeks until 4 months of age. Vaccinating early will offer your puppy the best protection available against deadly diseases such as Distemper and Parvovirus.

After receiving a series of vaccines as a puppy, your dog should receive annual vaccination boosters. Keeping your dog’s vaccinations current will provide the best protection against deadly disease.

The following is a brief description of the diseases we recommend vaccinating against.

  • Distemper – Viral disease of the lungs, intestines and brain (Often fatal)
  • Hepatitis – Viral disease of the liver.
  • Leptospirosis – Bacterial disease of the kidneys and liver (Transmittable to people)
  • Feline Leukemia (FELV) – Viral disease causing immunodeficiency and cancer (Fatal)
  • Parainfluenza – Viral infectious
  • Parvovirus – Serious viral disease of the intestines and heart (Often fatal)
  • Bordetella (Kennel Cough) –  Bacterial infection of the lungs
  • Rabies – Viral disease, fatal to man and animals

Puppies should also receive an anthelmintic regimen to treat for intestinal parasites. At 12 weeks of age, all puppies should be started on a broad spectrum monthly heartworm medication to prevent heartworm disease and guard against intestinal parasites. Dogs over 6 months of age must be tested for the presence of heartworm before starting preventative medication.

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