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Canine Vaccine Placement, Protocol
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Canine Influenza location
Bord SQ location
Bord oral location
Rabies Vaccine Protocol K9
-Rabies is a core vaccine meaning any dog, regardless of lifestyle, should be kept up to date on it.
-Rabies is a debilitating lethal viral infection of the central nervous system. It is extremely lethal to humans, so ensuring that pets are up to date on this vaccine is a public health concern.
-The vaccine is given for the first time at 16 to 24 weeks of age, and lasts 1 year. One year later, it is given again and then lasts 3 years; it is then given every 3 years for the lifetime of the pet.
DAPP Vaccine Protocol
-DAPP is a core vaccine, meaning all dogs, regardless of lifestyle, should be kept up to date on the vaccine.
-It is a combination which includes Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza.
-It is started at roughly 8 weeks of age and is boostered every 3-4 weeks until the puppy reaches 16 weeks of age. The final vaccine given at 16 weeks lasts 1 year. One year later, it is given again and then lasts 3 years; it is then given every 3 years for the lifetime of the pet.
Leptospirosis Vaccine Protocol
-Lepto is a lifestyle vaccine, meaning only dogs who are at risk of contracting the disease need to be vaccinated for it.
-Leptospirosis is carried in the urine of certain animals, so any dogs who are in contact with or are in areas where raccoons, opossums, rodents, or skunks are present should be vaccinated for the disease. (In Portland, that includes homes with chicken coops as they attract rats.)
-The initial vaccine can be given at 12 weeks or anytime after, and must be boostered 3-4 weeks later. The second vaccine lasts 1 year, and must be given annually to stay up to date.
Bordetella Vaccine Protocol
-Bordetella (aka Kennel Cough) is a lifestyle vaccine, meaning only dogs who are at risk of contracting the disease need to be vaccinated for it.
-Bordetella is transferred by nose-to-nose contact with other dogs. Dogs who visit groomers, doggie daycares, or dog parks are at risk for catching the disease.
-There is an injectable form of the vaccine as well as an oral form. The oral form is typically preferred, but the injectable form can be used in dogs who are adverse to taking oral medications.
-The oral vaccine can be given at 11 weeks of age or any time after, and lasts 1 year.
-The injetable vaccine can be given at 11 weeks of age and must be boostered 3-4 weeks later, then lasts 1 year.
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