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Canine Vaccine Protocol
DHPP + Corona
Canine distemper-adeno-parainfluenza-parvo-corona virus combination. (a.k.a. "puppy shot").
Start vaccinating puppies at 6 weeks of age.
Booster every 2 to 3 weeks.
This vaccine is recommended for all puppies.
Canine distemper-adeno-parainfluenza-parvovirus and lepto combination.
Start vaccination following the corona series vaccine listed above, or as adults.
Booster in 2-3 weeks and then yearly, or every three years, depending on the vaccine protocol you and your veterinarian decide upon.
We recommend this vaccine for all dogs.
Rabies is given once between 3 and 4 months of age.
The first shot requires a booster in 1 year. Afterwards the booster is every 3 years.
This vaccine is required by law.
Given once when dog is at least 8 weeks old.
The dog will then need to be boostered yearly.
This vaccine is for dogs that are frequently exposed to groups of strange dogs (e.g. groomer, boarding kennel, training classes).
The first dose is given when the dog is at least 9 weeks old.
The second dose is given 2-3 weeks, the dogs then need to be boostered yearly from the first dose.
This vaccine is recommended for dogs exposed to ticks (which are very prominent in S.W. Wisconsin.)Tick prevention products are still highly recommended.
*Once you make an appointment you and your veterinarian can discuss a vaccination plan that best suits your pet.
Puppies should first be dewormed at 3 weeks of age. The deworming should be repeated every 2 weeks until 3 months of age. Deworming should then be repeated at veterinarian's recommended intervals depending on the dog's environment, exposure to parasites, and hunting habits (dogs can acquire worms if they eat rodents or rabbits).
Spay and Neuter
Female dogs should be spayed and male dogs should be neutered between 5 and 7 months of age. We require that all dogs be up to date on vaccines. For dogs that have never been vaccinated we require that they have received their first boosters as well. Spaying and neutering are important in preventing pet overpopulation and health problems (especially mammary gland cancer in females).