We have a lot of questions from owners regarding puppy vaccines and we understand that they are a lot. Lots of options and lots of appointments can be very confusing. We thought we would make it a little easier. We build vaccines as the puppy grows, slowly adding one or two until we are big enough for our big boy shots.
Let’s break it down. What is DHLPP? It covers all the scary stuff like distemper and parvo. It also covers lepto. Lepto is a bacterial infection that you can get anywhere a stray animal has peed. It usually isn’t that severe in vaccinated dogs, but, it very easily transfers to people. So lepto vaccines are very important!
We have all heard of rabies. It is fairly uncommon but carries a 100% mortality rate so it is also very important. It is also a legal requirement for animals to be up-to-date on their rabies vaccinations. Kennel cough and rattlesnake vaccines are situational. Kennel cough is most important in animals that are boarding or frequently around other dogs just as rattlesnake vaccines are most important in animals that spend a lot of time outside.
We hope that clears the mystery of vaccines up a little for you!!