New Puppy Information

 

Have you recently brought a new puppy into your home?  Please read on for very important information!

 Puppy Vaccination Schedule:

 **For information regarding vaccine schedules for adult dogs, please contact our office.

Vaccination

Sequence

Disease Transmission

Symptoms

DHPP

Distemper

 

Hepatitis

(CAV-2)

 

 Parainfluenza

 

 Parvovirus

Series of 3 or 4 vaccines, spaced 3-4 weeks apart

Begin at 6-9 wks

Air, contaminated objects

Air, direct contact

Air, direct contact

Direct contact, contaminated objects

Respiratory infections, diarrhea, vomiting, seizures

Fever, reddening of mucous membranes, cough

Respiratory infection, cough

Severe bloody diarrhea, vomiting, death

Bordetella

(Kennel Cough)

1 vaccine

Give after 6 wks

Air, contaminated objects

Harsh, dry cough

Rabies Virus

1 vaccine

Give at 16 weeks

Bite wound from infected animal

Behavioral changes, drooling, paralysis, death

Canine Influenza (H3N8)

Series of 2 vaccines, spaced 2-4 weeks apart

Begin after 6 wks

Air, direct contact, contaminated objects Cough, fever, lethargy, nasal discharge, can progress to pneumonia