Core Dog & Puppy Vaccines
Core vaccines protect against diseases that are common, highly contagious, easily transmissible, have significant public health risks, and/or have high rates of mortality.
DA2PP – Distemper (CDV), Adenovirus –2 (CAV-2/hepatitis), Parvovirus (CPV), Parainfluenza (CPIV)
|DISTEMPER (CDV) is a virus and can be potentially fatal. It is spread through the contact of bodily secretions of infected puppies or dogs. It is also a very common disease that affects wildlife. Clinical signs can include fever, diarrhea, upper respiratory signs (runny eyes and nose) and neurological signs (muscle tremors and seizures)
|ADENOVIRUS-2 (CAV-2/HEPATITIS) is a viral disease spread through contact with infected urine or feces. It enters the tonsils and lymph nodes where it reproduces before attacking the liver and intestine. Common signs include fever, tonsillitis, ocular and nasal discharge, depression. Sudden death can occur, especially in puppies.
|PARVOVIRUS (CPV) is a very common disease that severely affects unvaccinated puppies and adult dogs. It is often fatal if left untreated. Affected patients will present with excessive amounts of watery and/or bloody diarrhea, vomiting and severe dehydration. This disease is highly contagious and is spread by contact with feces and can live in the environment for long periods of time.
PARAINFLUENZA (CPIV) is one of many viruses that contribute to Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex also known as kennel cough. They will present with dry hacking coughs, eye and nasal discharge. Vaccinating against this virus can decrease the severity of clinical signs in dogs that acquire kennel cough.
LEPTOSPIROSIS (L4) is a bacteria shed in wildlife’s urine. Dogs can come in to contact with this disease simply by licking infected water or moist droplets. The most common effects of this infection are Acute Kidney Disease which is sometimes accompanied by Acute Liver Disease. Clinical signs consist of lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting, abdominal pain, excessive drinking and urinating and when the kidneys are affected severely enough there will be very little urine produced. This disease can infect humans!
RABIES is an acute, progressive viral encephalomyelitis which is spread by the bite of a rabid animal. This disease becomes fatal once clinical signs appear.
OTHER RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|BORDETELLA (KENNEL COUGH) is a bacteria and is the most common cause of kennel cough in puppies and adult dogs. The vaccine is given intranasally and can significantly decrease your dogs chance of contracting kennel cough.
|LYME BORELLIOSIS is a bacteria spread through the bite of a tick. The signs of Lyme disease vary so significantly that it is often hard to diagnose. If this is not a vaccine you wish to include in your dogs vaccine schedule we highly recommend oral prevention for ticks and annual testing.
Puppy Vaccine Schedule
8 weeks - Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvo, Parainfluenza
12 weeks - Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvo, Parainfluenza + Lepto
16 weeks - Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvo, Parainfluenza + Lepto + RABIES
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OTHER ROUTINE VISITS
We recommend annual exams and vaccines for our patients. We also provide a variety of other routine procedures for your dogs
Heartworm and Tick Testing
Complimentary Dental Exams
Anal Gland Expression