DHPP – Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza
DHPP is a combination of 4 vaccines. It is considered the basic vaccine for dogs. It should be given to puppies at the age of 6 weeks, 10 weeks and 14 weeks. As adults, it should be given to the dog once a year. Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza are all contagious, potentially fatal illnesses that can be prevented with a simple annual vaccination. Symptoms primarily show up in the gastrointestinal tract as severe diarrhea and vomiting. The fatality rate of puppies with parvovirus is in the 90% even with treatment.
Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease transferred through the urine of an infected animal. Dogs most often become infected when sniffing the urine or after a rainfall when the urine has been washed into a puddle that the dog then drinks from. Leptospirosis is not only a concern for dogs but humans can also become infected. Annual vaccines should be given especially for dogs living in the lower mainland where the weather tends to remain damp. All dogs should be vaccinated annually to prevent becoming infected with this disease.
Coronavirus is a contagious intestinal virus with similar symptoms to Parvovirus. Puppies should be given this vaccine once at 10-12 weeks with a booster given 3-4 weeks later and then annually after that.
Bordetella – Kennel Cough
Bordetella, or Kennel Cough, is a disease that affects the respiratory system causing the dog to have a severe ‘honking’ cough. This vaccines is especially important for any dog who can or will come in contact with an infected dog. A lot of groomers and boarding facilities make this vaccine a requirements as it is transmitted through direct nose-to-nose contact with another dog.
Lyme disease is a disease transferred from the ticks. For dogs who play in grassy areas, bushes or forests, or for anyone taking their dog camping during the summer, we recommend this vaccine be given annually. Lyme disease affects all mammals so humans can catch it as well. When given in conjunction with a tick control medication becoming infected with this disease can be prevented.
Rabies is a fatal viral infection that destroys the dog’s nervous system and brain. It is contagious to all mammals, including humans. The virus is passed through bites from an infected animal. Wildlife such as raccoons, skunks and more recently bats are the largest source of Rabies. Prevention of this disease is available in vaccine form. Rabies is a required vaccine for dogs travelling across the US/ Canada border, for air travel anywhere in the world, for trips to the groomers, doggy daycare or training classes.
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