Wellness Exam-- Most vaccines require a physical exam by the Doctor. An annual exam is recommended and needed for medications and vaccines to be updated.
DHLPP– (Canine Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus) Vaccination Sometimes with Leptospirosis sometimes without. This vaccine is given to puppies in a series of 3-4 vaccines, 3-4 weeks apart. They will receive a booster one year from the last vaccine, and then every three years after that.
DHLPP – This stands for Distemper Hepatitis Leptospirosis Parainfluenza Parvo. In order to be effective, this vaccine should be given every 3-4 weeks beginning at about 6 to 8 weeks of age and continuing until your puppy is about 16 weeks of age. This schedule may vary depending on your pet’s individual needs.
Distemper is a virus that causes lung, intestinal, and brain disease.
Hepatitis is a virus that causes liver disease.
Leptospirosis is a bacteria that causes liver and kidney disease (can be spread to humans)
Parainfluenza is a virus that can cause respiratory disease.
Parvo is a virus that causes life-threatening diarrhea.
Leptospirosis – This vaccine is given to some puppies as part of the puppie vaccine series. (not required for boarding.
Rabies-- A serious viral disease seen in mammals that adversely affects the central nervous system, leading to death. Rabies is a zoonotic (can be contagious to humans) disease that is typically transmitted through bites from infected animals. This vaccine is required by law for all dogs and cats, in Virginia, rabies vaccination are legally required to be given by 20 weeks of age.
Puppies can receive this vaccination at 12- 16 weeks of age. The initial vaccine is valid for one year, and then every three years after that.
Bordetella (Kennel Cough) – This vaccine is given to dogs to prevent Kennel Cough. Kennel Cough is a highly contagious, air-borne disease. This vaccine is given every 6 months.
Canine Influenza -- Canine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory infection of dogs that is caused by a virus. Two clinical syndromes have been seen in dogs infected with the canine influenza virus—a mild form of the disease and a more severe form that is accompanied by pneumonia and possible death.