Vaccines are our best defence against many potentially fatal pathogens. For this reason, there are three core vaccines are considered: Da2PP (combination vaccine containing Distemper, Parvovirus, Adenovirus and Parainfluenza), Bordetella (Kennel Cough) and Rabies. We also have two additional vaccines that are optional.
The first optional vaccine is for leptospirosis, which is a bacteria that is spread through contaminated urine. The bacteria affects rodents, dogs, humans and potentially cats (relatively unstudied at this time). The second optional vaccine is for Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a tick-borne bacteria that has many detrimental effects on the animals it attacks.
What types of vaccinations do you offer for adult dogs?
Currently, we offer five vaccinations for adult dogs: Da2PP combination vaccination (Includes Parvovirus, Distemper, Adenovirus and Parainfluenza), Bordetella (Kennel Cough), Rabies, Leptospirosis and Lyme vaccination.
Is there a schedule for how often a dog should be vaccinated?
We recommend vaccination starting at 8 weeks old followed by a booster at 12 weeks and 16 weeks of age. After completion of the “puppy” series, we recommend further boosters 1 year later. Going forward, Da2PP and Rabies are boostered every 3 years moving forward. Bordetella, Lyme, and Leptospirosis should still be boostered once yearly.
Why is it important to vaccinate your dog?
Vaccinations in people have significantly controlled the spread of diseases and in some cases even have eradicated diseases. The same is true for your dog. Vaccinations help keep the occurrence and spread of diseases low.
How much does it cost to vaccinate my dog?
For pricing, please contact the hospital and we will be happy to provide you with a quote.