The Mill Brook Animal Clinic vaccination guidelines below have been based on recently published studies and recommendations made by task forces which include representatives from academia, private practices, governmental regulatory bodies, and industry. These are only general guidelines, as the vaccine types recommended and the frequency of vaccination vary depending on the lifestyle of the pet being vaccinated, i.e. indoor vs outdoor pets, travel plans, kennel/boarding plans, and underlying disease conditions such as immune-mediated diseases or pre-existing infections such as FIV infection following a discussion between the veterinarian and the client regarding the animal’s lifestyle in the year ahead.
For dogs, Dr. Fallon recommends:
-DHPP is given through the ages of 8-16 weeks. It is a series of 3 vaccines 3-4 weeks apart. We use Recombitex C-4 which contains Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus and Type 2 Parainfluenza. The last of series for canines should be at 15-16 weeks.
-Rabies is given after 4 months of age. Dogs are given a 1 year vaccine as a puppy. If they receive there next rabies vaccine before the first one expires, they will receive a 3 year vaccine. If the vaccine expires, they will need to get another year vaccine. Once a 3 year is given it will always be a 3 year.
-Lyme is a series of 2 vaccines 2-3 weeks apart then booster annually.
-Leptospirosis is a series of 2 vaccines 3-4 weeks apart then booster annually.