dog_and_toy.jpgRabies Vaccine

Rabies is a virus that affects the nervous system of animals.  Our pets can contract this virus via bitewound from an infected animal.  This is a lethal virus that humans can contract, which is why the law requires our dogs be vaccinated against rabies (Lane County Animal Code).

Our Protocol: The rabies vaccine is first given to dogs between 4 and 6 months of age, re-vaccinated at 1.5 years of age, and then re-vaccinated every three years thereafter.

Combo Vaccine (DHP/P):

This vaccine is four shots in one, and it protects dogs against distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvo viruses.  None of these animal forms can be contracted by humans.

Our Protocol: The combo vaccine is given at 8 weeks of age, again at 12 weeks of age, and then parvo only at 16 weeks of age.  The dog should be re-vaccinated at 1 1/2 years of age,  and then every three years thereafter.

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis is a vaccine that protects against an organism that is spread through ingestion of contaminated water. The water becomes contaminated through the urine of wildlife such as rats, racoons and other wildlife species. The vaccine is given and followed up with a booster vaccine 4 weeks later, then is boostered annually.

Also, under vaccines and adults in services tab, it should read Three exceptions exist and those are for Bordatella, Leptospirosis and Feline Leukemia vaccines. Then each one is listed so Leptospirosis should read: This vaccine is given with two initial vaccines administered 4 weeks apart and then it becomes an annual vaccine. For more information please see Leptospirosis under dog vaccines.

If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (541) 896-0044.