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Your pet is a special member of your family. To help them live a long, healthy life a good vaccine program is necessary. Vaccines along with routine thorough physical exams are the most important preventative measure you can take for the health of you pet. Vaccines protect your pet from viral and bacterial diseases. St. Louis has many common, deadly diseases that can live in the environment for many years. Without vaccines your pet is left unprotected against these. Here is a basic guideline for the vaccination needs of puppies:

Young Puppies-

We usually begin vaccines at 6-8 weeks of age. Your puppy will need an initial series of at least three sets of shots, 3-4 weeks apart, to produce the proper antibodies to protect against disease.

  • On the first puppy visit (6-8 weeks of age) they will receive a DHPP shot which protects against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus and Parainfluenza. They will also need a de-worming at this time, to kill any intestinal parasites your puppy may have. We give your puppy their first dose of heartworm prevention free on this visit.
    • As an additional option, we can vaccinate against canine influenza. The disease can cause severe respiratory infections and in rare cases death. We recommend this vaccine for puppies and adult dogs that have contact with numerous other dogs in boarding, grooming, dog events, and dog parks. Please be aware that many boarding facilities in the St. Louis area require this vaccine prior to boarding. This vaccine is done as an initial series of two vaccines given 2-4 weeks apart, followed by a single annual booster.
  • On the second puppy visit (9-12 weeks old) they will receive their booster DHPP shot. They will also be old enough to get their Bordetella vaccine, which protects against Canine Respiratory Disease. This is commonly called "kennel cough", which is a misleading name, puppies do not have to be in a kennel to contract this disease. It is airborne, like our cold, and they can get it simply by going outside and running into a dog who is infected. We will de-worm they pup again, to make sure all parasites are taken care of. Your puppy will need their next dose of Heartworm prevention at this visit. They will need to be on Heartworm prevention for the rest of their life.
  • On the third puppy visit (12-16 weeks old) your puppy will receive an additional DHPP. The DHPP will be continued until 16 weeks of age to achieve adequate immunity. At 16 weeks old, they are old enough to receive their Rabies vaccine, which is required by law. A stool sample should be brought so we can test it to see if there are any parasites.

When the puppy is 20-22 weeks old (approx. 5 months old), they will need an additional Parvovirus booster to make sure they have enough antibodies against this deadly disease. When your puppy is 9 months old, they will be old enough to have their first Heartworm Test- this is important in making sure that your pup doesn't contract this life threatening parasite. Puppies and Dogs need to be on Heartworm prevention their whole lives, and will need to be tested yearly.

Older Puppies- 4-12 months old

  • On their first visit, they will need their first DHPP shot, to protect against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza. They can get their Bordetella and Rabies vaccines also. They will need a de-worming, to kill any intestinal parasites. A stool sample should be brought so we can test it to see if there are any parasites. A free sample of heartworm prevention will be given. Dogs over 6 months of age will need to have a blood test done 1st.
    • As an additional option, we can vaccinate against canine influenza. The disease can cause severe respiratory infections and in rare cases, death. We recommend this vaccine for puppies and adult dogs that have contact with numerous other dogs in boarding, grooming, dog events, and dog parks. Please be aware that many boarding facilities in the St. Louis area require this vaccine prior to boarding. This vaccine is done as an initial series of two vaccines given 2-4 weeks apart, followed by a single annual booster.
  • On their second visit, they will need their DHPP boostered, and a second de-worming to make sure all parasites are eliminated.

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