Canine Vaccines

Rabies – Rabies vaccination is not only important to protect your pet but is required by law. It should be updated every 1 to 3 years based on your pet’s age and vaccination history.

Distemper (DHPP) – Protects against four highly contagious and deadly viruses that can be spread between dogs. DHPP is a core vaccine and should be kept up-to-date in all dogs. This means vaccination boosters every 1 to 3 years based on your pet’s age and vaccination history

Bordetella (Kennel Cough) – A highly contagious respiratory disease that causes coughing and can progress to pneumonia in some cases. This vaccine is given every 6 months as a liquid in the nose or as an injection if your pet is head shy. It is recommended for any pet that goes to a boarding facility, groomer, doggy daycare, training classes or dog parks.

Leptosporosis – a bacteria spread in the urine of numerous wild animals that causes severe kidney and liver disease. This bacteria will accumulate in bodies of water lake creeks, ponds and long standing puddles. We recommend Leptosporosis vaccination for dogs with an active outdoor lifestyle, those that go swimming often, or with access to large areas frequented by wild life. Leptsporosis can be given as a solo vaccination or in combination with a Distemper vaccine and is boostered annually

Lyme Disease – a bacterial disease spread by ticks which is becoming increasingly common in Garner and the surrounding region. Lyme disease can cause pain, arthritis, fever, lethargy and loss of appetite. In some cases it can also lead to fatal kidney disease and neurologic disease. Lyme vaccination is recommended for dogs with active outdoor lifestyles, those with high tick exposure, and those who don’t receive consistent flea and tick preventative

Canine Influenza – a highly contagious respiratory disease which can progress to pneumonia. Canine influenza outbreaks are becoming more common and the most recent outbreak has made its way into Wake County. The current influenza vaccine does not prevent the new strain of the disease but has been shown to decrease the duration and severity of the symptoms. It is recommended for any dog that would also be a candidate for the Bordetella vaccine.