We recommend that you take your puppy or adult
dog to a veterinarian for an initial exam. During
that exam, you might ask what diseases your dog
should be vaccinated for. Some criteria your veterinarian
may use include:
Once your veterinarian has performed the initial physical
exam, you may decide to
administer the vaccines yourself.
But remember, your dog needs a health check-up at least
annually, and by law, the rabies vaccine must be administered
by a licensed veterinarian.
- If your dog will have little contact with other dogs or wildlife,
your veterinarian will probably suggest your dog receive a
- If your dog will be exposed to other dogs or animals, your veterinarian
may suggest your dog receive a
- Your veterinarian will be aware if Canine Coronavirus is a
problem in your area, in which case she may recommend
5-way or a
9-way with Coronavirus vaccine.
- If you live in an area where there are ticks, your veterinarian
may suggest a
Topical flea and tick prevention
will help further protect your dog from ticks.
- If your dog will be spending time in kennels or around other
dogs for any length of time, or you will be traveling with your
dog, your veterinarian may suggest a
which protects against certain types of tracheobronchitis,
formerly known as kennel cough.