Dog Vaccines

Canine Vaccinations
  • Rabies vaccine.  Rabies is transmitted by bites from wild animals, particularly skunks, raccoons, possums, bats, and foxes. This disease can be transmitted to humans through the bite or scratch of an infected pet/animal. Puppies/kittens will first receive this vaccination at 16 weeks of age; then will be revaccinated every 1-3 years as required by law.
  • DAPP vaccine. This is a “4-way” canine vaccine that vaccinates against canine distemper, adenovirus type 2, parainfluenza, and parvovirus. Distemper and parvovirus are often times fatal, especially in puppies and is why it is boostered multiple times. Puppies can be vaccinated as early as 6 weeks and are boostered every 3 weeks until 16 weeks of age. Adult dogs are then revaccinated every 3 years.
  • Leptospirosis Vaccine.  Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease.  It is spread by wildlife (raccoons, skunks, opossums, squirrels, rats) and domestic animals.  It can be passed to people.  Canine leptospirosis has risen dramatically in recent years.  Infected animals shed the bacteria in the urine.  To prevent Leptospirosis in your dog, discourage your pet from drinking standing water and vaccinate yearly.
  • Bordetella.   Also known as “kennel cough”.  We recommend the oral vaccine when a patient will be boarding, grooming, or in any situation where they will come into contact with other pets (dog care, obedience, park, etc.).
  • Canine Influenza

Puppy Vaccination Package (PDF)