The Family Pet Canine Vaccine Protocols for Healthy Dogs

(Using American Animal Hospital Association, AAHA, Canine Guidelines)

Prior to vaccinations, dogs must be scheduled for an appointment with the doctor to determine when/if vaccines are due. Appointments will then be scheduled based on the DVM's recommendations.

*All vaccines used by The Family Pet are manufacturer guaranteed. Should there be any concern about them failing, the manufacturer will cover the testing and treatment if needed.*

Rabies (core):

  • Puppies and Young Adults: Can be given as early as 12 weeks of age. This is good for one year reminder.
  • Adults: Re-vaccinate 1 year later, and this will be good for three years

DHPP (core):

  • Puppies: Begin as early as 6 weeks of age, then every 3-4 weeks until 16 weeks of age.
  • Young Dogs: 2 doses, 3-4 weeks apart
  • Adult Booster: A single dose is given 1 year following the last does of the initial series. This will last for one year.
  • Annual Boosters: A single dose is given 1 year following the last vaccine: this will last for three years (to be out of yearly sequence with the rabies vaccine)

Recommended for dogs who have exposure to other dogs (boarding, grooming, dog parks or day care).

  • Intraoral (all ages): Can be given as early as 6 weeks of age. Protection lasts 1 year. Some boarding facilities and groomers require every 6 months.
  • Injectable: 2 doses 3-4 weeks apart for initial series then once yearly. EXCEPTIONS include healthy pets that the Bordetella is due out of sequence with annual exam (as ordered by the doctor), required for boarding/grooming and recently adopted dogs that have incomplete history.

Leptospirosis (non-core):
Recommended for dogs with exposure to stagnant, such as puddles, water (dog parks, hunting, camping)

  • Puppies & Young Dogs: Can be given as early as 12 weeks of age. 2 doses, 3-4 weeks apart, then repeated yearly if considered high risk (not generally recommended)

Influenza H3N2 (non-core):
Recommended for pets who are at high risk of influenza exposure

  • Puppies & Adults: Can be given as early as 6 weeks of age. 2 doses, 3 - 4 weeks apart, then repeated yearly.