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Taking your dog on hikes, a walk around the block, to dog parks, pet food stores, and even the veterinarian means your pup is social and needs to be current on these important vaccines. Please be sure to check with your Veterinarian for current and age appropriate vaccinations.



DHPP (DHLPP) (DA2PP) (also called Distemper or Distemper Combo) has many abbreviations and can be called many different things. This vaccine is required as a puppy series beginning at 8 weeks old. 

The Bordetella vaccine is a noncore vaccine that is given to dogs that are frequently exposed to other dogs in boarding or social settings. Canine facilities, such as dog daycare centers, boarding kennels, shows, dog parks, and training classes often require dogs to have the vaccine. This is because Bordetella bronchiseptica is the most common bacterial agent responsible for kennel cough in dogs.
Some veterinarians recommend the Bordetella vaccine be given every 6 months to maintain a high level of immunity for dogs who are often in social settings.


Leptospirosis (the “L” in some Distemper combination vaccines) should be included in the annual combination vaccine due to recent increases in Leptospirosis cases. Leptospirosis needs to be boosted annually.

Given at 12wks old


WHY? Leptospirosis can be deadly to dogs and it is transferable to humans!


Rabies is required once at 16 weeks old in puppies, then given again 1 year later and then every three years going forward. Rabies virus can be deadly and the virus can spread to humans. 

--WHY? Protection against highly contagious and potentially deadly viruses and bacteria will mean less risk of dogs getting sick. Let's be committed to the health and safety of all our furry friends.

     Vaccines do not have the ability to 100% prevent your dog from contracting a bacteria or virus, vaccines are intended as an aid in the control of diseases. Although the vaccines may not prevent infections altogether, efficacy trials have shown that they may significantly reduce the severity and duration of clinical illness. In addition, vaccines reduce the amount of virus shed and shortens the shedding time period; vaccinated dogs that become infected develop less severe illness and are less likely to spread the virus to other dogs.

Keep your social pup as healthy as possible!

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