Dog Vaccinations

Core Dog Vaccinations from El Paso Animal Hospital

At El Paso Animal Hospital, our veterinary team prioritizes the health of your dog in Derby. This means dog vaccinations. Take a look at the helpful chart that we have put together for the benefit of you and your dog.


The Importance of Dog Vaccinations

It is critical for everyone who owns a dog to make sure that their loved one is vaccinated on time. These vaccines are used to prevent dangerous and common diseases from infecting not only your dog, but other dogs and people as well. There is a detailed dog vaccine schedule that every pet owner can use to figure out when and how their dog should be vaccinated.

The Core Puppy Vaccination Schedule

Dog vaccines can start as early as six weeks. However, most vets are going to wait until around eight weeks. Between six and eight weeks, puppies are going to receive the following vaccines:

DHPP Shot 1, which is used to treat Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus. These are diseases that can impact the dog’s respiratory, blood, and hepatic systems.

  • Leptospira, which is used to prevent a disease called leptospirosis
  • Bordatella, which prevents dangerous respiratory illnesses such as kennel cough
  • Lyme disease, which is a disease that is transmitted by ticks
  • Influenza Virus H3N8
  • Influenza Virus H3N2

Then, between 10 and 12 weeks, dogs will receive the second shot of the DHPP vaccine series. Finally, between 14 and 16 weeks, dogs will receive the final DHPP Shot in the series.

The last core vaccine is the rabies vaccine. This is a critical vaccine because it prevents rabies, which can be fatal to both dogs and people. Generally, puppies receive this vaccine at 12 weeks old, then again one year after the first shot. After this, rabies boosters are given annually. The age at which this vaccine is given for the first time is dictated by local laws.

Booster Vaccines

Sometimes, dogs will need an additional vaccine to make sure the immune system remembers what some of these dangerous diseases look like. Every year, dogs should receive the following vaccines:

  • Rabies
  • Bordatella
  • Leptospira
  • Lyme
  • Influenza Virus H3N8
  • Influenza Virus H3N2

These boosters are used to make sure that your dog stays healthy.

Call El Paso Animal Hospital Today to Make an Appointment

At El Paso Animal Hospital, we are here to provide high-quality veterinary services to your dog in Derby. We will do everything in our power to make sure that your dog remains happy and healthy. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, please call us today at (316) 788-1000 to make an appointment.

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