Vaccination Schedule

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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.

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.

VaccinePuppyAdult
Core Vaccines
RabiesInitial: 12-16 Weeks
Booster: 1 Year
Initial: 1 Year
Booster: 3 Years
DistemperInitial: 6, 12, and 14 Weeks
Booster: 1 Year
Initial: 1 Year
Booster: 3 Years
LeptosporosisInitial: 12 and 14 Weeks
Booster: 1 Year
Initial: 1 Year
Booster: 1 Year
CoronaInitial: 16 and 18 Weeks
Booster: 1 Year
Initial: 1 Year
Booster: 1 Year to Age 3 Years
ParvoInitial: 6, 12, and 14 Weeks
Booster: 1 Year
Initial: 1 Year
Booster: 3 Years
AdenovirusInitial: 6, 12, and 14 Weeks
Booster: 1 Year
Initial: 1 Year
Booster: 3 Years

Noncore Vaccines

Parainfluenza

Initial: 6, 12, and 14 Weeks
Booster: 1 Year

Initial: 1 Year
Booster: Annually

Bordatella

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.

Canine Influenza

Vaccine is given in two doses, two to four weeks apart, in dogs older than six weeks. Annual revaccination is recommended.

Borrelia Burgdorferi
[Lyme Disease]

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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