Puppy Vaccines

  1. Canine Distemper (D in DHPP) – This disease is spread by discharges from the nose and eyes of infected dogs. Symptoms can include listlessness, fever, coughing, diarrhea and vomiting, convulsions and paralysis. The distemper virus attacks many organs, including the nervous system, which may be permanently damaged, even if the dog recovers.
  2. Infectious Canine Hepatitis (H in DHPP) – This disease is caused by Canine Adenovirus Type I, and is transmitted by contact with secretions (saliva), infected urine or feces. The symptoms are similar to distemper, causing liver failure, eye damage and breathing problems; infection can be mild to fatal.
  3. Canine Parvovirus (P in DHPP) – This disease is very contagious and is spread through infected feces. The virus is highly resistant and can remain in the environment for many months. Symptoms include high fever, listlessness, vomiting and diarrhea with blood. Vaccination is the only method of preventing this potentially fatal disease (can lead to death in 48 to 72 hours), which is most severe in young pups, elderly dogs, and certain breeds.
  4. Canine Parainfluenza Virus (P in DHPP) – One of the causes of kennel cough, this respiratory disease is most commonly caused by a virus. Characteristic features of kennel cough are a hacking cough, discharge from the nose, and occasional fever.
  5. Rabies – This incurable viral disease affects the central nervous system of almost all mammals, including humans. It is spread through contact with the saliva of infected animals, usually wild animals such as skunks, foxes, raccoons and bats, through bites or any break in the skin. Vaccination will provide your pet with much greater resistance to rabies if he/she is exposed. Most municipalities require all dogs be vaccinated for rabies on a regular basis, and you will required prove of vaccination to cross the border with your dog

Puppy Vaccine Schedule:

6 to 8 weeks old 1st vaccine DHPP + exam
12 weeks old booster DHPP + exam
16 weeks booster DHPP + rabies + exam