DHLPP (Canine Distemper Combo)
The canine distemper vaccination is given in rounds. The first should be given between 6 and 8 weeks, the second should be given between 10 and 12 weeks, the third between 14 and 16 weeks, and then followed up every three years.
The rabies vaccination is required for dogs over 16 weeks old. Younger pups are expected to have had two round of the puppy starter vaccines (for Parvovirus, Hepatitis, and Distemper). They must be revaccinated every one to three years.
Bordetella (Kennel Cough)
The Bordetella (or kennel cough) vaccine is recommended by 6 weeks of age, then typically given annually.
We highly recommend your dog receiving an annual influenza shot. Although this is not required, this vaccine can be life-saving, as canine influenza (or dog flu) is highly contagious and can be deadly for pups with weakened immune systems.
How to Get Vaccine Records
Your veterinarian will be able to send you any medical (including vaccination) records. Simply give them a call and ask for a copy to be sent to you via email (or by mail). These records are always good to have on-hand in case of emergency, too.
When to Show Vaccination Records
Please have your dog’s vaccination records ready at check-in. You may also have your vet forward records or approved documentation to us prior to your appointment.
Acceptable Proof of Vaccinations
All proof that your pup has been vaccinated must come in the form of a copy of a medical record, invoice, veterinarian statement, rabies certificate, or receipt provided by the owner or sent to our facility from the dog’s veterinarian. We will maintain on file your vet’s letter verifying the status of any dog unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons. We will also maintain proof of current vaccination against rabies for at least one full year.