Importance of Annual Dog Vaccinations

Which Dog Vaccinations Are Necessary

We know how much your furry pet means to you and your family. At Santa Sofia our pets are our family too. Only you can decide what is best for your pet dog and Santa Sofia wants to make sure you are making the right decisions for your pet. If you’re searching dog vaccinations in Rio Rancho, continue reading to better understand the core vaccinations that are necessary for your dog.

Core vs Non-core Vaccinations

Core vaccines are known as important shots your pet needs because of hazard of contact with other animals, harshness of other virus’s or transmissibility to people. For Dogs: Vaccines for canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies are considered core vaccines. Non-core vaccines are given depending on the dog's exposure risk.

Common Vaccination Timeline Includes:
·      6-8 weeks: DHPP, Canine Influenza Virus-H3N8, Canine Influenza Virus-H3N2
·      8 weeks: Bordatella, Leptospira, Lyme
·      8-10 weeks: Canine Influenza Virus-H3N8, Canine Influenza Virus-H3N2
·      10-12 weeks: DHPP, Leptospira, Lyme
·      12 weeks or older: Rabies
·      14-16 weeks: DHPP
·      One year following last dose: DHPP, Rabies (within one year of previous dose)
·      Annually: Bordatella, Leptospira, Lyme, Canine Influenza Virus-H3N8, Canine Influenza Virus-H3N2
·      Every 1 or 3 years: Rabies shot
·      Every 3 years: DHPP (vaccines for Distemper, Adenovirus (Hepatitis), Parainfluenza and Parvovirus)

Protecting Your Pet
Vaccinations are meant to protect your dog and keep your pet and the people around them healthy. Side effects from vaccinations vary from mild itching, swelling, ad burning to more severe situations. After any vaccination, you should pay special attention to your dog and report any serious side effects to your vet.

Santa Sofia
At Santa Sofia, we offer pet consultations and vaccinations by appointments. We ensure our clients that their pets are in safe hands and receiving the best love and care. If you’re searching for annual dog vaccinations in RioRancho, please visit Santa Sofia today to schedule an appointment.


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