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Canine Vaccinations

Puppies

DA2PPC (6in1) can be started at 6 weeks, then boostered every three weeks until 16 weeks old
Bordetella can be started at 10 weeks, then boostered three weeks later
Lyme (generally given if dog is exposed to areas with ticks) given after 16 weeks old, then boostered three weeks later
Rabies° given at 16 weeks old

Dogs

DA2PLPC (7in1) Annually

Bordetella Annually
Lyme Annually
RabiesĖš Every 3 years

-The initial rabies vaccine is good for one year, then boostered every three years
 

Information on Vaccines (click the links to read detailed information on each virus):

  • The DA2P(L)PC vaccine includes: canine distemper, adenovirus type 2 (hepatits), pavovirus, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, and coronavirus.
  • The puppy DA2PPC is the same vaccine as the DA2PLPC, excluding the leptospirosis component.
  • The bordetella vaccine protects against kennel cough.
  • The lyme vaccine protects against the tick-borne lyme disease.
  • The rabies virus can be transmitted to animals through salivary glands and open wounds.

For general information on vaccines, see Vaccine FAQ
For information on possilble allergic reactions to vaccines, see Allergic Reactions

° Rabies vaccine protocol is based off of Califonia state standards.  Other states may vary.


Rattlesnake Vaccine

Due to Southern California's warm desert environment, rattlesnakes lurk and linger around every corner, just waiting to strike any unsuspecting canine that may happen to cross its path.  Treatment for a snake bite can be very costly. It may include antivenin, hospitalization, intravenous fluids and various other medications. Vaccinating your dog can reduce the severity of the snake bite. It can also reduce or eliminate the need for antivenin and decrease other treatment costs.
 

The Rattlesnake Vaccine can be given after 16 weeks of age

-For dogs under 100 pounds: it is boostered once four weeks after the first vaccine is administered
-For dogs over 100 pounds: it is boostered four weeks later, then again, four weeks after that

-Boostered semi-annually

For more information on rattlesnake bites and treatment, see Snake Bites: Prevention and Treatment