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Adult Dog Vaccination Recommendations

Name

Symptoms

Treatment & protection

Bordetella 

Transmitted by inhaling aerosolized particles.

May concurrently involve Parainfluenza and Canine Adenovirus 2.

Commonly known as kennel cough. 

Causes respiratory disease including severe coughing. 

Unless pneumonia develops will run its course in 2-4 weeks.

After nature disease immunity lasts only about 3 months, then your pet can contract Kennel Cough again.

Vaccination is recommended for dogs that stay at kennels, hunt, or attend dog shows.

Vaccination is recommended every 6 to 9 months.

Coronavirus
Transmitted by fecal contamination.
Mild but prolonged course of diarrhea. Usually yellow in color. Much more severe bloody diarrhea is possible. Supportive treatment as disease runs its course. 

Triennial vaccination is recommended for all dogs.

Distemper
Transmitted by inhaling air-borne organisms.
Fever, loss of appetite, followed by thick eye and nose discharge. Diarrhea and dehydration follow.

 Neurologic disease can necessitate euthanasia.
No specific treatment available. 

Triennial vaccination is recommended for all dogs.

Hepatitis
(Canine Adenovirus I)
Transmitted in urine and during pregnancy.
Injury to liver results in multiple organ failure and death. No specific treatment available. 

Triennial vaccination with CAV2 is recommended for all dogs.

Leptospirosis
Transmitted by urine contamination of usually wet aquatic environments.
Symptoms vary widely but usually kidney and/or liver failure. Disease can be rapidly fatal. Treatment with antibiotics and fluid therapy. 

Yearly Vaccination is recommended. Previously only hunting & vacationing dogs were thought to be at risk. This vaccine is now recommended for almost all dogs because of the increased frequency of cases seen at our clinic which is believed to be associated with the large raccoon population within the city.

Lyme Disease
Transmitted by deer ticks common in eastern MN & western WI.
Symptoms of fever, lameness, and lack of appetite within 2 weeks. Treatment with antibiotics is successful if recognized early.

Yearly Vaccination for hunting dogs, vacationing dogs and all dogs off-leash at local parks.

Parainfluenza
Transmitted by inhaling aerosolized particles.
Respiratory disease, including coughing. Unless pneumonia develops, will run its course in 2-4 weeks.

Triennial vaccination is recommended for all dogs.

Parvovirus 
Highly contagious. Transmitted by fecal contamination.
Bloody diarrhea. Most will not survive because of dehydration and systemic infection. Treatment includes intensive fluid therapy and antibiotics. 

Triennial vaccination is recommended for all dogs.

Rabies 
Transmitted by a bite wound, usually from a wild animal.
Progressive nerve disease starting with salivation, followed by aggression and death. No treatment available. Vaccination is recommended at 16 weeks, 1 year and then every three years.

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