The current canine vaccination recommendations at Apalachee River Animal Hospital are based upon the AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association) Canine Vaccine Guidelines that were updated in 2011. Apalachee River Animal Hospital's vaccine recommendations are as follows:
CORE Vaccinations: These are the vaccinations that, with rare exceptions, are recommended for all dogs regardless of age and lifestyle.
Rabies vaccination is given initially at about 12-16 weeks of age, boostered in 1 year , then every three years thereafter.
DHPP (Distemper;Hepatitis;Parvo;Parainfluenza) vaccination is a series of vaccinations, usually starting at 8 weeks of age. Boosters are given every 3 weeks until 4 months of age, then again in 1 year, then every three years thereafter.
LIFESTYLE Vaccinations: These are vaccinations that our veterinarians may or may not recommend for your dog, based upon his exposure & lifestyle. We pride ourselves in making these recommendations for your pet individually, with you.
Kennel Cough Vaccination(Bordetella bronchiseptica) is given at 8 weeks of age or older, then administered annually.
Leptospirosis Vaccination is given around 12-16 weeks, boostered in 3-4 weeks, and is then administered annually.
Lyme Vaccination is given around 12-16 weeks, boostered in 3-4 weeks, then administered annually.
Influenza is given at 12-16 weeks, boostered in 2-3 weeks, then administered annually.