Vaccination Schedule


Vaccinations and Your Doxie

Vaccinations are a critical component to preventive care for your dog. Thanks to the development of vaccines, dogs have been protected from numerous disease threats, including rabies, distemper, hepatitis and several others. Some of these diseases can be passed from dogs to people — so canine vaccinations have protected human health as well.


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Vaccination Schedule
The American Veterinary Medical Association revised the vaccination schedule in accordance with the table shown below.  Vaccinations are needed in reducing health risks to your pet.  Discuss this new protocol with your veterinarian at your annual visit.



Vaccine
Puppy
Adult
Core Vaccines
Rabies Initial: 12-16 Wks
Booster: 1 Year
Initial: 1 Yr
Booster: 3 Yrs
Distemper Initial: 6, 12 & 14 Wks
Booster: 1 Year
Initial: 1 Yr
Booster: 3 Yrs
Leptosporosis Initial: 12 and 14 Wks
Booster: 1 Yr
Initial: 1 Yr
Booster: 1 Yr
Corona Initial: 16 and 18 Wks
Booster: 1 Yr
Initial: 1 Yr
Booster: 1 Yr
to Age 3Yrs
Parvo Initial: 6, 12 & 14 Wks
Booster: 1 Year
Initial: 1 Yr
Booster: 3 Yrs
Adenovirus Initial: 6, 12 & 14 Wks
Booster: 1 Year
Initial: 1 Yr
Booster: 3 Yrs
Non-Core Vaccines 
Parainfluenza Initial: 6, 12 & 14 Wks
Booster: 1 Year
Initial: 1 Yr
Booster: Annually
Bordatella Parenteral administration requires two doses, 2 to 4 weeks apart. For the initial vaccination, it is recommended the second dose be given at least a week before the dog is boarded, attends a dog show, etc. Re-vaccination is recommended semi-annually.
Canine Influenza

Vaccine is given in two doses, 2 to 4 weeks apart, in dogs older than 6 weeks. Annual re-vaccination is recommended.

Borrelia burgdorferi
[Lyme disease]

Vaccine is given in two doses, 2 to 4 weeks apart, in dogs older than 12 weeks of age. re-vaccination is recommended annually and/or at the beginning of tick season as determined regionally.

Note: Recommended only for use in dogs with known risk of exposure, living in or visiting regions where exposure risk is high or where Lyme disease is endemic. Tick control products are required in addition to the vaccine.


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