Dog vaccinations play a critical role in protecting your dog from many dangerous and even fatal diseases. While state law requires all dogs are vaccinated for rabies, there are a number of other vaccinations that can protect your dog from serious diseases that are easily preventable. The importance of vaccinations to the overall health and longevity of your dog cannot be overstated. Vaccines are medically and scientifically proven to combat the incubation and transmission of crippling and fatal dog diseases. Our veterinary staff is dedicated to educating people about the importance of dog vaccinations, including what dog vaccines are necessary, and when they should be scheduled.
At our hospitals, our doctors don't follow a "one size fits all" protocol for immunizations, but treat each dog as an individual and recommend the best possible protocol considering their risk factors such as age, overall health, and lifestyle. We have spent decades educating people about the benefits of dog vaccinations. This includes what vaccines are necessary and how they should be scheduled. We follow both the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) guidelines for dog vaccinations.
Please let us discuss the customized vaccination protocol that's right for your dog at your next appointment.
A puppy vaccination schedule should be established during your first veterinarian visit, which should take place within a week of receiving your new puppy. An adult dog vaccination schedule - which includes periodic booster immunizations - can be scheduled after the puppy vaccination schedule has been completed, or immediately upon welcoming an adolescent or adult dog into your family.
As with any other immunization protocol, a dog vaccination schedule should be adhered to without deviation in order to ensure your dog remains healthy and happy for the duration of his or her life.