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Dog Vaccinations

One of the easiest and most helpful precautions you can take for your dog's health is to ensure he or she is up to date with the latest dog vaccinations. At College Way, we offer four dog vaccines that, in conjunction with routine heartworm testing and prevention, are sure to allow your dog to enjoy a long, healthy and vibrant life. Read more about each of our dog vaccinations below.

DHPP

The DHPP dog vaccine provides protection against canine distemper, hepatitis, para-influenza and parvo. Dogs should receive this canine immunization when they are puppies between six and eight weeks old. At College Way., we suggest continuing this dog vaccination every three to four weeks until our furry friend is 16 weeks old since this will confidently ensure there is not any maternal antibody competition. We administer this dog vaccine one year after the last puppy shot is given and once a year afterward.
 

Rabies

Rabies is a deadly virus that affects the brain and spinal cord of all mammals including dogs and humans. Therefore, it is very important to protect your pet from this virus. It is important that dogs receive a rabies shot during their initial dog vaccinations they get as puppies. An adult booster shot is given a year later and administered every three years afterward.

Bordetella

Bordetella, also known as kennel cough, is a very common and contagious illness that affects the canine respiratory system.

Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis, or lepto, is a zoonotic and potentially deadly disease that causes kidney and liver damage in pets and humans. The virus is transferred to pets and their environment from wild animals like deer, skunks, raccoons, rodents and others. Due to the serious nature of this disease, dog vaccinations for lepto are administered yearly.

Heartworms

Heartworm disease is a serious condition that affects thousands of pets every year. Heartworms are parasitic roundworms that reside in the arteries, lungs and hearts of dogs, cats and other animals. Once an animal is infected, it is essential to seek treatment, or else its life will be cut short. For dogs, treatment is possible, but it is prudent to focus on preventing the virus from the start. At College Way, we recommend having your dog tested for heartworms every year and maintain a monthly heartworm prevention regimen if you are traveling outside of western Washington.
 
If your furry friend is not up to date on his or her dog vaccines and heartworm prevention, call or stop by our office today. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our dog vaccinations and preventative care