Burlington Veterinary Center recommends the following routine immunizations for our Canine patients:
- Canine Distemper
- Infectious Hepatitis
- Parainfluenza virus combination (modified-live or killed vaccine)
- Rabies (killed virus)
These organisms can cause severe life-threatening disease and the potential for exposure is considered high. Vaccination is highly recommended for all dogs. Recommended vaccination interval: Beginning at 8wks of age, administered at 3- 4 week intervals until the puppy is 16 weeks of age. Then boostered one year later, and administered every 5 years thereafter.
The rabies virus represents a fatal risk to infected dogs and people. Vaccination is required by law in many states (including CT.). Recommended vaccination interval: Administered at 12+ weeks of age and again one year later then administered at 3-year intervals thereafter.
- Bordetellosis bacteria (avirulent live vaccine)
- Canine Influenza Virus (killed vaccine)
Bordetella - The risk of exposure is considered to be high especially in kennel, shelter, show and breeder groups. We also recommend this vaccine for any patient that is going to be in an area where a high concentration of dogs are such as boarding, grooming, daycare and dog parks. The efficacy of the intra-nasal vaccines is considered to be moderate and adverse event rates are considered low. Administered at initial vaccination series and then annually thereafter. Recommended for dogs at high risk of exposure. Vaccination 2 weeks prior to suspect exposure is suggested.
Canine Influenza - The risk of exposure is considered to be high especially in kennel, shelter, show and breeder groups. The efficacy of the vaccine is considered to be moderate and adverse event rates are considered low. Administered as an initial vaccination series repeated in 2 weeks the first year and then annually thereafter. This vaccination is recommended for dogs at high risk of exposure. Vaccination with the second vaccination in the series to be administered 2 weeks prior to suspect exposure is suggested.