Canine Recommended Vaccine Schedule

 

Puppy vaccines can start between 6-8 weeks of age, we recommend the following;

Please note that if vaccines are started at 6 weeks of age, additional boosters will be given every 3-4 weeks until they are a minimum of 16 weeks of age to ensure adequate immunity has developed against the pathogens for which we are vaccinating for.

 

8 Weeks of Age

  • DA2PP #1

  • Deworming #1 (For Some Intestinal Parasites)

  • Fecal Test (Parasite Severity)

 

12 Weeks of Age

  • DA2PP #2

  • Bordetella

  • Rabies

  • Deworming #2

 

16 Weeks of Age

  • DA2PP #3 (Final)

  • Leptospirosis #1

  • Influenza #1

  • Deworming #3

 

18-20 Weeks of Age

  • Leptospirosis #2

  • Influenza #2

  • Spay/Neuter Bloodwork

 

Canine Vaccine Definitions

DA2PP – A combination vaccine containing:

  • Distemper: A viral respiratory disease that involves the central nervous system; this infection is most often fatal.

  • Adenovirus 2/Hepatitis: A fatal viral infection of the liver.

  • Parvo: A serious viral intestinal infection known as parvo viral enteritis that also affects the bone marrow and suppresses white blood cell production; it can vary in its severity and sometimes can be treated. Unfortunately treatment is not always effective.

  • Parainfluenza: A viral respiratory tract infection that results in coughing, sneezing, and conjunctivitis.

Bordetella – This is a vaccine given to dogs that are around other dogs; it protects against a respiratory tract infection called Bordetella Bronchiseptica or more commonly known as kennel cough; it can be given as an injection, intranasally, or as an oral vaccine. Here at Alpine Animal Hospital, we utilize the oral Bordetella vaccine.

Rabies – Canine rabies vaccines are generally given as a one year vaccine when they are 3 months of age and then as a three year vaccine the following year pending they remain up to date on their vaccine. This is to ensure sufficient protection against the rabies virus were they to ever become exposed to a rabid animal. Please note that the rabies vaccine is legally required in all 50 States for both dogs and cats no matter the indoor/outdoor status of the pet.

Leptospirosis – An injectable vaccine against the bacterial infection Leptospirosis which is shed in the urine of some wild animals

Influenza - This is a vaccine given to dogs that are around other dogs or in boarding or grooming situations often. Canine influenza is a contagious respiratory virus. The vaccine is given as an injection.

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Alpine Utah 84004

Email: clinic@alpineah.com

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