Vaccinations

Vaccinating First set of shots

1. DO NOT VACCINATE PREGNANT DOGS – THE DOG MAY ABORT OR THE FOETUSES MAY GET INFECTED.

2. DO MAKE SURE THE LAST DOSE OF A PUPPY IMMUNIZATION SERIES IS ADMINISTERED WHEN THE PUPPY IS MORE THAN 12 WEEKS OF AGE.

3. DO NOT VACCINATE DOGS ON IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE THERAPY- THESE ANIMALS MAY NOT DEVELOP AN ADEQUATE IMMUNE RESPONSE.

4. DO NOT ADMINISTER MULTIPLE-DOSE VACCINES MORE FREQUENTLY THAN EVERY TWO WEEKS.

5. DO NOT ADMINISTER A DISTEMPER MEASLES VACCINE SUBCUTANEOUSLY (UNDER THE SKIN).

6. DO NOT USE NOSODES TO VACCINATE A PUPPY- NOSODES DO NOT PROVIDE IMMUNITY SO THE PUPPY WILL SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE DISEASE THE NOSODE WAS DESIGNED TO PREVENT.

7. DO NOT IMMUNIZE A PUP THAT IS UNDER 1 1/2 LBS.

Initial puppy vaccinations less than 16 weeks of age:

*Canine distemper (MLV),  One dose at 9-11 weeks, 12-14 weeks of age

*Canine distemper (recombinant),  One dose at 9-11 weeks, 12-14 weeks of age ONLY

*Distemper measles,  One dose between 4 and 12 weeks of age ONLY

*Canine parvovirus (MLV),  One does at 9-11, and 12-14 weeks of age

*Canine parvovirus (killed),  One dose at 9-11,12-14,15-17 weeks of age

*Canine adenovirus-2 (MLV or killed),  One dose at 9-11,12-14 weeks of age.

*Rabies (killed),  One dose at 3 months or older

*Parainfluenza (MLV- injected or intranasal),  One dose at 9-11,12-14 weeks of age

*Laptospirosis,  One dose at 12 weeks and a second at 14-16 weeks of age

*Bordetella bronchiseptica (killed and injected), One dose at 12-12 weeks of age

*Bordetella bronchiseptica (live) plus Parainfluenza (MLV intranasal) plus/minus CAV-2 (MLV intranasal) , One dose is adequate

*Borrelia burgdorferi (killed or recombinant), One dose at 9 OR 12 weeks (depends on manufacturer) second booster 2-4 weeks later

*Canine coronavirus (killed and MLV), One dose every 2-4 weeks until 12 weeks of age

*Giardia (killed), One dose at 9 weeks and a booster 2-4 weeks later

*Canine adenovirus (MLV or killed), One dose at 9-11, 12-14 weeks of age

Initial adult vaccinations older than 16 weeks of age:

*Canine distemper (MLV), One dose is protective

*Canine distemper (recombinant), Two doses, 2-4 weeks apart

*Distemper measles, Not for dogs over 12 weeks

*Canine parvovirus (MLV), Two doses, 3-4 weeks apart OR one dose

*Canine parvovirus (killed),Two doses, 2-4 weeks apart

*Canine adenovirus-2 (MLV or killed),  One dose (if using MLV) two doses, 2-4 weeks apart (if using killed)

*Rabies (killed),  Single dose

*Parainfluenza (MLV- injected or intranasal), One dose is adequate

*Laptospirosis, Two doses 2-4 weeks apart

*Bordetella bronchiseptica (killed and injected), Two doses 2-4 weeks apart (no younger then 4 months of age).

*Bordetella bronchiseptica (live) plus Parainfluenza (MLV intranasal) plus/minus CAV-2 (MLV intranasal), One dose is adequate (no younger then 4 months of age). The nasal vaccination is more affective then the shot.

*Borrelia burgdorferi (killed or recombinant), Two doses, 2-4 weeks apart

*Canine coronavirus (killed and MLV), One dose (if using MLV) two doses, 2-4 weeks apart (if using killed)

*Giardia (killed), Two doses, 2-4 weeks apart

*Canine adenovirus (MLV or killed), One dose (if using MLV) two doses, 2-4 weeks apart (if using killed)

Revaccination interval:

*Canine distemper (MLV), Annually or after a booster at 1 year then every 3 years

*Canine distemper (recombinant) , Annually

*Distemper measles, Not recommended

*Canine parvovirus (MLV), Annually, OR after booster at 1 year then every 3 years

*Canine parvovirus (killed), Annual vaccination recommended

*Canine adenovirus-2 (MLV or killed), Annually OR after a booster at 1 year then every 3 years

*Rabies (killed), The second rabies is given one year after the initial dose regardless of age of dog, then every 3 years unless one year vaccine used

*Parainfluenza (MLV- injected or intranasal), Annually OR after booster at 1 year, then every 3 years if using injectable

*Laptospirosis , Annually

*Bordetella bronchiseptica (killed and injected), Annually

*Bordetella bronchiseptica (live) plus Parainfluenza (MLV intranasal) plus/minus CAV-2 (MLV intranasal) , Annually

*Borrelia burgdorferi (killed or recombinant), Annually

*Canine coronavirus (killed and MLV), Annually

*Giardia (killed), Annually, boosters not needed in dogs over 1 year of age

*Canine adenovirus (MLV or killed), Annually OR after a booster at 1 year then every 3 years

Notes:

*Canine distemper (MLV), A booster every 3 years is considered protective

*Canine distemper (recombinant) , A booster could be done every 3 years if initial vaccines were MLV

*Distemper measles, For temporary protection only. Administer IM only.

*Canine parvovirus (MLV), A booster every 3 years is considered protective

*Canine parvovirus (killed), Not recommended for dogs at high risk for parvovirus

*Canine adenovirus-2 (MLV or killed), Cross protects against CAV-1

*Rabies (killed), Local statutes may dictate annual revaccination

*Parainfluenza (MLV- injected or intranasal), Intranasal often given annually with Bordetella

*Laptospirosis , if high risk area, administer every 6 months

*Bordetella bronchiseptica (killed and injected), DOI is 9-12 months

*Bordetella bronchiseptica (live) plus Parainfluenza (MLV intranasal) plus/minus CAV-2 (MLV intranasal) , If not vaccinated in previous 6 months, boost 1 week before exposure(boarding or showing)

*Borrelia burgdorferi (killed or recombinant), Use only if high risk of exposure

*Canine coronavirus (killed and MLV), Not recommended due to the lack of defined benefit

*Canine adenovirus (MLV or killed), Not recommended CAV-2 provides cross protection

PLEASE GET THE ADVICE OF YOUR LOCAL VET IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING WHETHER YOUR PET NEEDS VACCINATING.  THE VET’S OFFICE WILL KEEP RECORDS ON FILE TO WHICH YOU CAN REFER.