Canine Vaccinations

Core Vaccinations

DHPP Vaccine - Distemper, Hepatitis (Adenovirus 2), Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus

Distemper

A virus of dogs, wolves, coyotes, raccoons, and other mammals. Distemper is highly contagious and easily spread through contaminated objects and the air, much like the common cold in humans. If your dog comes in contact with an infected dog or where an infected dog has been, he is at risk. Humans cannot contract distemper, however this virus can be fatal in dogs.

Distemper can cause:

Depending on the severity of the disease, hospitalization may occur to treat the symptoms of Distemper.

Hepatitis (Adenovirus 2)

Also potentially fatal, this virus attacks major organs. The liver, kidneys, eyes, and other internal organs can be permanently damaged. Your dog can become infected if exposed to a dog with hepatitis. This form of hepatitis is not transmissible to humans.

Hepatitis can cause:

Depending on the severity of the disease, hospitalization may occur to treat the symptoms of Hepatitis.

Parainfluenza

Also a virus, however, parainfluenza causes severe upper respiratory infections that can lead to pneumonia. It is considered one of many viruses that cause “kennel cough”. This disease is not transmissible to humans.

Parainfluenza can cause:

Depending on the severity of the disease, hospitalization may occur to treat the symptoms of Parainfluenza.

Parvovirus

Another highly contagious virus. Parvovirus attacks intestinal linings of dogs as well as lymph tissue and bone marrow. Puppies are especially susceptible to this often-fatal disease. After being shed in feces this virus lives in the environment for weeks, even years, possibly infecting other animals. This disease is not transmissible to humans.

Parvovirus can cause:

Depending on the severity of the disease, hospitalization may occur to treat the symptoms of Parvovirus.

Which Dogs Should Be Vaccinated With DHPP?

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“Kennel Cough” Vaccine

What Is “Kennel Cough”?

“Kennel Cough”, or Infectious Tracheobronchitis, is an upper respiratory infection, similar to whooping cough in humans. Various viruses and bacteria combine together cause “kennel cough”. It is very contagious to dogs, but is not transmissible to humans. “Kennel cough” can be self-limiting (the disease runs its course without any aid), or may require treatment with antibiotics or antitussives (anti-coughing medication). 

“Kennel Cough” can cause:

Who Should Be Vaccinated For “Kennel Cough”?

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Rabies Vaccine

What is Rabies?

Rabies is a fatal disease caused by a virus that can infect all warm-blooded animals. This virus is spread through saliva, typically when an animal bites another animal or a human. Bats, skunks, foxes and raccoons are the most common carriers of the Rabies virus.

Rabies can cause:

Who Should Be Vaccinated For Rabies?

State law requires the following for dogs:

Cedarburg City Ordinances require both dogs and cats to be vaccinated for rabies

Rabies vaccination is required to license an animal with the city (Licensing is required in the city of Cedarburg.)

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Non-Core Vaccinations

Canine Influenza (CIV) Vaccine

What Is Canine Influenza?

Canine influenza is a contagious virus that affects only dogs. First identified in late 2005, this emerging disease had been reported in 30 states by May of 2009, Wisconsin included. It can be transmitted from dog to dog by direct contact (grooming, licking, etc), it can also be aerosolized by sneezing or coughing, and can be spread on objects like clothing, food dishes or other surfaces.

Canine Influenza can cause:

Who Should Be Vaccinated For Canine Influenza?

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http://www.doginfluenza.com/
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/canine/


Leptospirosis Vaccine

What is Leptospirosis?

Leptospirosis is a bacteria commonly found in stagnant water, moist soils, and recreational waters. This bacterium is shed in urine from infected animals. The disease can be transmitted to humans and animals through drinking or swimming in urine contaminated waters. Open sores or mucus membranes (nose, mouth, eyes) allow this bacteria to enter the bloodstream.

Leptospirosis can cause:

Depending on the severity of the disease, hospitalization may occur to treat the symptoms of Leptospirosis.

Who should be vaccinated for Leptospirosis?

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Lyme Vaccine

What is Lyme disease?

Lyme disease, or Borreliosis, can affect most wild and domestic animals including cats and dogs. Lyme can also affect humans. Carriers of this disease include white-tailed deer and mice. Lyme disease is a bacteria that is transmitted by ticks, usually Ixodes Scapularis more commonly known as the deer tick. A tick must be attached in order to transmit Lyme disease.

Lyme disease can cause:

Who Should Be Vaccinated For Lyme Disease?

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