Vaccinations and Your Doxie
Vaccinations are a critical component of 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.
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.
|Rabies||Initial: 12-16 WeeksBooster: 1 Year||Initial: 1 YearBooster: 3 Years|
|Distemper||Initial: 6, 12, and 14 WeeksBooster: 1 Year||Initial: 1 YearBooster: 3 Years|
|Leptosporosis||Initial: 12 and 14 WeeksBooster: 1 Year||Initial: 1 YearBooster: 1 Year|
|Corona||Initial: 16 and 18 WeeksBooster: 1 Year||Initial: 1 YearBooster: 1 Year to Age 3 Years|
|Parvo||Initial: 6, 12, and 14 WeeksBooster: 1 Year||Initial: 1 YearBooster: 3 Years|
|Adenovirus||Initial: 6, 12, and 14 WeeksBooster: 1 Year||Initial: 1 YearBooster: 3 Years|
Initial: 6, 12, and 14 Weeks
Booster: 1 Year
Initial: 1 Year
Parenteral administration requires two doses, two to four 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. Revaccination is recommended semiannually.
Vaccine is given in two doses, two to four weeks apart, in dogs older than six weeks. Annual revaccination is recommended.
Vaccine is given in two doses, two to four weeks apart, in dogs older than 12 weeks of age. revaccination 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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