Puppies

Puppies require a thorough examination, appropriate tests and a series of vaccinations and deworming. Our educated team members provide you with everything your new family member will need to get off to a healthy start.Puppy vaccination protocolPuppies should start their vaccinations at the age of 6 weeks, then have a set every 3 week, 4 sets total to complete the series:

1st visit 2nd 3rd 4th
Exam DHPP DHPP DHPP
DHPP Bordetella IN  Bordetella SQ  Bordetella SQ
Deworm  Deworm Deworm Rabies

1 year Fecal sample sent to lab Interceptor (monthly dewormer)Vaccinations, what they are:

DHPP Vaccine: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza and Parvoviral Enteritis are an all in one vaccine. These four viruses are commonly abbreviated DHPP

Distemper: The typical distemper suspect is a rescue or pet store dog or puppy, usually with questionable vaccination history or an as yet incomplete vaccination series. The dog or puppy has been housed with other rescue dogs. Distemper is a viral disease that can cause many different signs including cough, nasal discharge, and abnormal neurological signs. This is a widespread, often fatal disease. All dogs should be vaccinated against distemper starting at the age of 6-8 weeks.

Hepatitis: Can cause severe liver disease and kidney damage or death. May also contribute to the respiratory infection, kennel cough.

Parainfluenza: A virus that may cause coughing, bronchitis and pneumonia. This is often a mild respiratory infection in otherwise healthy dogs, but can be severe in puppies or debilitated dogs.Parvoviral Enteritis (Parvo): This is an extremely contagious virus; puppies are the most vulnerable to this virus. Clinical signs can include intense vomiting, diarrhea, extreme lethargy, anorexia and dehydration.

Bordetella: A bacteria that contributes to the kennel cough. It is a complex infection and may cause bronchitis, it can occur alone or in combination with certain viruses. It is easily passed from pet-to-pet; it is an airborne virus, most commonly from boarding or grooming facilities.

Rabies: Is almost always fatal (only one person in history has ever been known to survive rabies infection. This virus attacks the brain and nervous system. Rabies can be transmitted to people through the bite of an infected animal. This vaccine is required by law.