Vaccination Schedule

Andrews Veterinary has established a vaccination protocol to properly protect your adult dog from preventable diseases at a dosing interval that acknowledges the titer duration some vaccines can achieve. Currently we offer one and three year rabies vaccination, three year distemper/parvo virus vaccination and a variety of annual lifestyle vaccinations such as bordetella, influenza, leptospirosis, lyme disease and rattlesnake vaccinations. Adult dogs should have annual check-ups, even if they do not have vaccinations required every year. In addition to the vaccines that may be due, we also recommend annual physical examination, fecal and heartworm testing and blood work evaluation as part of disease prevention and monitoring.

Adult Dog Vaccination # 1 (1 Year of Age) – or 1st year of ownership.

  • Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, & Parvo combo shot.
  • Bordetella booster
  • Rabies 3 year. We recommend a Rabies 3 year vaccination unless this is the first year your dog has been vaccinated. This vaccination will be valid for 3 years.
  • Adult dogs more than 10 lbs. & are considered to be an indoor/outdoor dog, should be vaccinated for Leptospira.
  • We recommend dogs that are active outdoors should be vaccinated for Lyme Disease.

Adult Dog Vaccination # 2 (2 Years of Age)

  • 3 year Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, & Parvo combo shot. This vaccination will be valid for 3 years unless this is the 1 st year your dog has been vaccinated.
  • Bordetella booster
  • Adult dogs more than 10 lbs. & are considered to be an indoor/outdoor dog, should be vaccinated for Leptospira.
  • We recommend dogs that are active outdoors should be vaccinated for Lyme Disease.

Adult Dog Vaccination # 3 (3 Years of Age)

  • Bordetella Booster
  • Adult dogs more than 10 lbs. & are considered to be an indoor/outdoor dog, should be vaccinated for Leptospira.
  • We recommend dogs that are active outdoors should be vaccinated for Lyme Disease.

Adult Dog Vaccination # 4 (4 Years of Age)

  • Rabies 3 year. We recommend a Rabies 3 year vaccination unless this is the first year your dog has been vaccinated. This vaccination will be valid for 3 years.
  • Adult dogs more than 10 lbs. & are considered to be an indoor/outdoor dog, should be vaccinated for Leptospira.
  • We recommend dogs that are active outdoors should be vaccinated for Lyme Disease.

Adult Dog Vaccination # 5 (5 Years of Age)

  • 3 year Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, & Parvo combo shot. This vaccination will be valid for 3 years unless this is the 1 st year your dog has been vaccinated.
  • Adult dogs more than 10 lbs. & are considered to be an indoor/outdoor dog, should be vaccinated for Leptospira.
  • We recommend dogs that are active outdoors should be vaccinated for Lyme Disease.

Adult Dog Vaccination # 6-8 (6-8 Years of Age).

The vaccination protocol will repeat starting from Adult Dog Vaccination # 3.


Deworming Schedule

We recommend your dog should be tested for parasites yearly and or dewormed every 6 months. You may see no signs of a parasite infestation.


Nail Trimming

ls trimmed, we recommend you touch and play with your dogs paws. Trimming their nails on a regular basis makes the procedure less stressful and it becomes a routine rather than a bad experience or a fearful situation. Letting their nails grow too long makes walking uncomfortable and the quicks of the nail too long. If the quicks become too long the likelihood of drawing blood when trimming is greater. Once the quicks get too long, the nails can only be trimmed back so far without hurting your dog.


Ear Cleaning

It is a good idea to clean your dogs ears at least once a month. One of the most common office visits for dogs is ear problems. Using an approved veterinary ear cleaner will help keep their ears from getting infections and wax build up.


Exercise

It is important to provide exercise for your dog. Dogs that are exercised for at least 30 minutes every day are generally better behaved. Particular breeds have a tremendous amount of energy. If they have no outlet for this energy they can develop obedience problems and excessive chewing. Weight also becomes an issue as your dog ages. Exercise will help your dog maintain a good weight. We recommend playing ball, going for a walk, and so on to provide exercise for your dog. Your dog will be thankful and happy. A happy dog means a happy family.