Certain types of vaccinations for dogs are considered mandatory. These core vaccines protect dogs from potentially serious illnesses that can be life-threatening. Core vaccinations for dogs include rabies, distemper, parvovirus and adenovirus. Your vet will provide your dog with these vaccines as often as needed. Some of these vaccines are good for three years, while others need to be given on a yearly basis.
The rabies vaccine protects dogs from this fatal illness, which they can catch from infected animals. Rabies vaccines are required by law in order to protect dogs from this contagious disease, which cannot be treated. Rabies vaccines are available in one-year or three-year versions. The one-year vaccine can be given as early as three months of age, although this might vary by state. Dogs receive a single dose each year. The three-year rabies vaccine is given as early as three months of age as well. Dogs receive one dose, then a second vaccination after one year if recommended. After this, boosters are given every three years.
Distemper vaccinations for dogs guard against an airborne virus that can quickly become serious and lead to permanent brain damage. Dogs receive a minimum of three doses of this vaccine between the ages of six and 16 weeks. Puppies need one booster a year after they finish their first series of vaccines. After this, dogs typically need a booster every three years.
Parvovirus vaccinations for dogs protect against a contagious illness that can cause serious symptoms, including bloody diarrhea and vomiting. This disease can be life-threatening if it’s left untreated. Dogs receive parvovirus vaccines in three doses or more between six and 16 weeks of age. Puppies generally receive a booster a year after finishing their first set of doses. Dogs in general need a booster every three years or as often as recommended.
Adenovirus vaccinations include type 1 and type 2. Type 1 protects against canine hepatitis, while type 2 protects against kennel cough. Canine hepatitis can cause serious liver damage and become fatal. Kennel cough can lead to coughing and sneezing. Dogs receive these vaccines in three doses given between six and 16 weeks of age. Puppies get a booster one year after finishing their first set of vaccines, then a booster every three years.
When you bring your dog to DoGonefun! rest assured that we require all common vaccinations, as well as those required by law in order to keep your dog health, safe and happy.