Vaccines recommended and provided by Alexis Road Animal Hospital for your dog
DHPP: (Distemper/ Hepatitis/ Para influenza/ Parvovirus) for dogs
Vaccination with DHPP can be started at 6-8 weeks of age. A booster shot needs to be repeated every 3 weeks until the series is completed. We recommend that your puppy is vaccinated at least 4 times between 6 weeks to 16 weeks. If your dog is 16 weeks or older and has not been vaccinated before, then we recommend a minimum two sets of vaccines be given 3 weeks apart. Annual DHPP vaccines are recommended at ARAH for the rest of your dog life.
Rabies for dogs
The rabies vaccine can be given as early as 15 weeks of age. The first vaccine is effective for only one year. The next rabies vaccine will be effective for three years provided your pet is not overdue. It is required by law in Michigan for your pet to have the rabies vaccine and be licensed with the city you reside in. We are happy to vaccinate your dog with the rabies vaccine and provide you with a rabies certificate.
Bordetella (Kennel cough) for dogs
The bordetella vaccine is for dogs that are going to be boarded, groomed or are likely to come in contact with other dogs on a regular basis. The intranasal or subcutaneous vaccine is given annually depending on the risk of exposure to infected dogs. First vaccine is given around 8 weeks and then a booster 3 weeks later. Then your pet will be good for a 1 year depending on exposure.
Leptospirosis vaccine for dogs
Lepto-4 (canicola, grippotyphosa, icterohaemorrhagiae-pomona) is recommended at ARAH. Series of two vaccines is given three weeks apart. Annual Lepto vaccines are recommended for the life of your dog. Leptospirosis cases have been reported in Detroit and Toledo. Leptospirosis is a life-threatening zoonotic disease transmitted through contact with urine from infected mammals (raccoons, rats, dogs).
Lyme disease vaccine for dogs
Vaccination for Lyme disease is recommended if you are planning to travel up North or any other wooded area. Series of two vaccines given 3 weeks apart is followed by annual vaccination. It is spread through the deer tick and is transmissible to humans if bitten by a tick.
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Toledo, OH 43613
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