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 Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Canine Vaccination Task Force has issued updated vaccination guidelines for 2011.
  • A highlight of the new guidelines: The three non-rabies core vaccines (distemper, parvo, and adenovirus) are now recommended every three years instead of annually.
  • Another highlight: The task force acknowledges that distemper and parvo vaccines provide immunity for at least five years and the adenovirus vaccine for at least seven years.

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