Canine Vaccinations

  • DA2PP: The canine DHPP vaccination is considered a core vaccination that protects against a group of viruses including distemper, adenovirus type 2, parainfluenza and parvovirus. This vaccination is especially important in puppies and is administered every 3 weeks until the age of 17 weeks. After completing the initial DHPP series this vaccination is administered in one year and then every 3 years.
  • Rabies: The rabies virus vaccination protects your dog against an incurable fatal viral disease that affects the central nervous system of mammals, including humans. Vaccination for rabies may be administered to your puppy as early as 12 weeks of age. The vaccination is repeated in one year and again every three years. The state of North Carolina requires that all dogs be current on rabies vaccination.
  • Kennel Cough: Our kennel cough vaccination provides three fold protection against the most common organisms involved in canine cough: Bordetella brochiseptica and the respiratory forms of adenovirus and parainfluenza. The kennel cough vaccination is given in your dog’s nostrils to provide mucosal immunity and should be repeated every 6 months for maximum protection. This vaccination is often required for dogs that board or go to grooming facilities.
  • Canine Influenza vaccination includes two viral strains (H3N8, H3N2) that affect the respiratory tract of dogs. Vaccination is indicated for “social dogs” or those with exposure to dog frequented areas (dog parks, grooming facilities, boarding facilities; day care); Series of two initial vaccinations separated by 2-4 weeks, then vaccinate every year.
  • Leptospirosis/Lyme vaccination is indicated in any dog that spends time outdoors. Leptospirosis is an infectious bacteria that is spread by wildlife and is a risk to both dogs and people. Leptospirosis affects the liver and kidneys. Lyme disease is caused by a tick transmitted bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) that affects the joints and kidneys. A series of two initial vaccinations separated by 2-4 weeks is administered followed by annual vaccination.