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Dog Vaccinations

Below is a list of typical vaccinations and inoculations that your dog may need or your vet may administer. Some vaccinations may be required by local law. When in doubt please consult your dog vet. In rare cases some vaccination may cause side affects or allergies in your dog, if problems occur, please consult with your Veterinarian

Adenovirus (infectious canine hepatitis)

This virus attacks and damages the dog's liver. Symptoms are fever, thirst, loss of appetite, abdominal pain. The vaccine is typically administered together with the Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, Coronavirus vaccines.

Coronavirus

The Coronavirus infects the gastrointestinal tract, causing vomiting, diarrhea, high fever and dehydration.

Distemper

Distemper is a highly contagious airborne virus that is often fatal. The virus attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous system. A vaccination of an adult dog is usually effective foe 3 to 5 years.

Bordatella (Kennel Cough)

This vaccine is used to protect dogs from infection of the windpipe (trachea) with a bacterium known as Bordatella bronchiseptica. Bordatella is usually spread in dog boarding kennels by direct contact with other dogs and through the air. The vaccination is usually effective for a period of six to ten months and is typically administered with a nasal spray Most boarding kennels now insist on dogs been vaccinated before they enter the kennel, but it should be done at least 5 days before the dog is boarded as it will not be effective until then.

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis attacks the Kidneys and Liver causing vomiting fever and diarrhea. It is extremely contagious and has been know to affect people also.

Parvovirus (Parvo)

The Parvovirus is a fairly common viral disease that can be deadly. Common symptoms include diarrhea, fever and severe vomiting. Puppies are especially susceptible to the Parvovirus. For puppies the Parvovirus vaccine is administered as a series of shots staring at 6 weeks of age. The Parvo shot will usually have an effectiveness of 3 to 5 years. Please consult with your dog veterinarian before embarking on a series of shots.

Parinfluenza (Kennel Cough)

This disease produces similar symptoms to the Bordatella bacterium. Again you should ensure that your dog has been fully protected against the virus before boarding.

Rabies

Most localities require a Rabies vaccination by law. Rabies is spread when a dog is scratched or bitten by an infected animal. Puppies are vaccinated against the Rabies virus at the age of 12 weeks. Typically the rabies vaccine is effective for a period of about 3 years.

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