Vaccines are a vital part of keeping your puppy healthy. Our valley see a tremendous amount of Parvo. Parvo is a virus that can be life threatening even with treatment. Some ways to try and help prevent Parvo is appropriate vaccines, also avoidance of exposure from young unvaccinated dogs and fly.
- All puppies should have a wellness exam at 8 weeks of age, during this exam the doctor will discuss many topics with you such as; Vaccine protocol, deworming VS sending out a fecal sample , spay/neuter benefits and more.
- Vaccines start at 8 weeks of age and should be given monthly until 20 weeks. That would be a DHPP at 8,12,16 and 20 weeks, then once a year thereafter.
- DHPP stands for Distemper, Hepatitis 1&2, Parvo and Parainfluenza.
- At 12 weeks we recommend a Bordetella vaccine that protects for kennel cough, then given once a year thereafter. At 12-16 weeks the Rabies vaccine can be given.
- The first rabies is good for one year and then every 3 years thereafter.
- Once a year “annual exams” are recommended to continue the best approach for a healthy life.