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.