Vaccination Information

Canine Vaccinations

Rabies * – Mammals are susceptible to infection, and wildlife is the primary animal group where infection occurs. When wildlife comes into contact with humans or domestic animals, rabies becomes a public health problem. Despite vaccination being readily available, every year the U.S. reports hundreds of dog and cat deaths from rabies, not to mention several human deaths. This vaccine is MANDATED by New York State Law. Click on link for more info https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/zoonoses/rabies/

*We offer a 3 year Rabies vaccination for any pet with proof of previous rabies vaccination.

DA2PPV (aka 5 in 1 or Distemper) * – The DA2PPV vaccine also protects against parainfluenza, parvovirusadenovirus, and canine coronavirus, it most importantly protects against the debilitating and deadly disease canine distemper, an often fatal viral illness that causes neurologic dysfunction, pneumonia, nonspecific systemic symptoms such as fever and fatigue, and weight loss, as well as upper respiratory symptoms and diarrhea, poor appetite, and vomiting.

*We offer a 3 year Distemper vaccination for any pet with proof of previous distemper vaccination.

Bordatella (aka Kennel Cough) –  Infectious bronchitis of dogs characterized by a harsh, hacking cough that most people describe as sounding like “something stuck in my dog’s throat.” This bronchitis may be of brief duration and mild enough to warrant no treatment at all or it may progress all the way to a life-threatening pneumonia depending on which infectious agents are involved and the immunological strength of the patient.

Lyme Disease- Transmitted by ticks, same as in humans. If left untreated can cause swollen joints, stiffness when walking, early arthritic changes and even kidney disease.

Leptospirosis – Dogs become infected by leptospires when skin comes into contact with infected urine or with water contaminated with infected urine. This is most commonly transmitted through bite wounds, reproductive secretions, and even consumption of infected tissues can transmit this infection. The organisms quickly spread through the bloodstream and lead to fever, joint pain, and lethargy that can last up to a week. The organism settles in the kidneys and begins to reproduce. If untreated this can lead to kidney failure. Depending on the type of leptospire involved, other organ failure (especially liver) can be expected as well. Make no mistake, leptospirosis is a life-threatening disease!

Leptospirosis can be transmitted to people!