Vaccinating/Deworming

 

Vaccinating

Vaccinations aid in the building of your puppy's immune system and can help them avoid or fight deadly diseases in the future! They are VERY necessary and getting a vaccination schedule is important!

Your puppy is up to date on age appropriate vaccinations when leaving here at 8 weeks old. He/she will NOT be fully covered yet and will need to receive more boosters after leaving. Discuss this with your vet and get on a schedule to continue! Depending on your vet, your puppy will likely need 2-3 more boosters before being considered fully vaccinated. A vaccination record will be included in your puppy pack!

When you take your puppy home, PLEASE avoid any and all places where there may be unvaccinated dogs or large populations of dogs. These areas are dog parks, pet stores,  etc. as the potential for your puppy catching diseases are much more prominent in these places. It is best to just avoid them all together until your puppy is fully vaccinated. Don't be  too concerned about socializing them with other dogs at this age. They have plenty of time to socialize with lots of dogs after they are fully vaccinated! They can still play and be around other vaccinated dogs! You can also use this time to introduce new people, sounds, and other animals in a safe environment! Keep all interactions positive!

Also keep in mind that even fully vaccinated adult dogs can contract diseases or spread it so if you are aware of an infection in a certain location, you would be best to avoid it.

 

Our current vaccination schedule (this is subject to change) for puppies before they leave us:

Neopar- 4 and 6 weeks

     NeoPar® is recommended for the vaccination of healthy dogs against diseases caused by canine Parvovirus. Provides maximum protection. This vaccine contains a high antigen mass (more vaccine units per dose), which results in a short period from vaccination to protection, a higher level of protection, and a long duration of immunity. NeoPar® stimulates antibody production in the presence of existing maternal antibodies. Found to be safe for use in young puppies. This is a modified live version of the virus.

DHPP - 8 weeks

   The DHPP 5-in-1 vaccine is a single injection that includes protection against 5 very serious dog diseases; Canine Distemper, Canine Adenovirus CAV-1 & CAV-2, Canine Parainfluenza, and Canine Parvovirus.

*We highly recommend to continue booster vaccines as your vet instructs. Be very careful where you take your puppy before they are completely finished with boosters. This means no dog park, no pet stores, no feed supply stores, pick them up when you walk in and out of the vet, etc. Typically 2-3 more boosters is necessary.  

Our current vaccination schedule (this is subject to change) for our adult dogs:

10-way SoloJec-Yearly starting at 1 year

     Solo-Jec® 10 vaccine gives broad protection against ten diseases in puppies and dogs, including Coronavirus, a highly contagious disease that primarily attacks the intestinal tract. It is recommended for the vaccination of healthy dogs six weeks of age and older against diseases caused by Canine Distemper, Infectious Canine Hepatitis (CAV-1), Canine Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2), Canine Parainfluenza, Canine Parvovirus (CPV), and Coronavirus as well as four types of Leptospira (L. canicola, L. icterohaemorrhagiae, L. grippotyphosa, and L. pomona). This product contains the CPV 2b strain. The CAV-2 fraction cross-protects against respiratory infection caused by Infectious Canine Hepatitis (CAV-1).This product contains the CPV 2b strain. The CAV-2 fraction cross-protects against respiratory infection caused by infectious Canine Hepatitis (CAV-1). Modified live and killed virus. The diluent contains killed antigens for Canine Coronavirus Vaccine, L.canicola, L. icterohaemorrhagiae, L. grippotyphosa, and L. pomona bacterial extract.

 

"Kennel Cough" SoloJec KC-Yearly  at 12-16  weeks of age and yearly afterwards

     Solo-Jec® KC is an intranasal vaccine that protects dogs against two major causes of Kennel Cough - canine Parainfluenza and Bordetella bronchiseptica. The intranasal administration stimulates immunity inside the nasal passage where much of the disease process begins.

 

Rabies Vaccination- 1st vaccine at 16 weeks. 1 booster after 1 year and then every 3 years after.  (this may vary on your state).

Deworming

Puppies are VERY susceptible to parasite infections due to their immune system not yet being fully built yet and the fact that parasites can be picked up ANYWHERE. If your puppy picks up a parasite, it will show up almost immediately in their stool. Parasites are most commonly spread by birds, bugs, and water sources, so regardless of where you live, those are just about everywhere. Adult dogs can also be susceptible to parasite infections but their immune systems are more likely to rid of the parasite on its own. Not always though, which is why we highly recommend getting your dog on a regular deworming schedule.

 

Parasites are a very easy fix typically and as long as they are treated early or prevented, they have very little/if any affect on the overall health of your puppy. 

 

Your puppy will be regularly dewormed with quality products against a wide variety of worms, giardia, and coccidia before leaving our home.

 

We recommend to continue deworming your puppy every two weeks until your puppy is 16 or so weeks old. Then get on a monthly/tri monthly schedule (depending on the product you use). By keeping your puppy on a deworming schedule, you will help to prevent your puppy from contacting parasites.

 

If your puppy aquires a parasite of some sort, don't freak out! Remember that dogs are animals and parasites are both easy to contract and typically easy to get rid of. It should show up right away in a fecal or other initial symptoms could be loose stool and/or stinky stool. Get a fecal from your vet to figure out exactly what parasite you are dealing with and treat accordingly!

 

Our current deworming schedule for puppies before they leave us:

*For a broad spectrum dewormer, we alternate between Drontal and Safeguard (Fenbendazole) to mix things up to avoid parasite resistance. What was given to your puppy while in our care will be on their health record given to you at the day of pickup.

 

Safeguard (fenbendazole)-Treats/prevents roundworms, hookworms, lungworm, whipworm, and certain types of tapeworms. Also used in the treatments of Giardia.

Drontal (praziquantel, pyrantel pamoate/febantel)-Treats/prevents roundworms, hookworms, lungworm, whipworm, and certain types of tapeworms. Also used in the treatments of Giardia.

*Requires vet prescription

Toltrazuril- Used in the prevention/treatment of Coccidia. 

 

2 weeks: Drontal/Safeguard

4 weeks: Drontal/Safeguard and Toltrazuril 

6 weeks: Drontal/Safeguard and Toltrazuril

8 weeks: Drontal/Safeguard and Toltrazuril 

*At 8 weeks we send your puppy home with Panacur (fenbendazole) for you to use the 1st three days your puppy goes home to aid in keeping parasites away during the stressful time of going to their new homes. 

*We highly recommend to continue deworming your puppy every 2 weeks with a quality product such as Panacur or Drontal till they are at least 16 weeks old. 

 

Our current deworming schedule for our adult dogs:

*For a broad spectrum dewormer, we alternate between Drontal, Safeguard (Fenbendazole), and Canine AllWormer to mix things up to avoid parasite resistance.

Simparica Trio-   Safe to start at 8 weeks old and then once a month treatment.  Treats/prevents fleas, ticks, mites, mange, lice, heartworm, and variety of other worms. 

*Here in MT we use this as needed only for spring/summer/fall months.

 

Proheart 12 Vaccine-  12 month protection against heartworm.

 

Canine Allwormer- Offers total protection from all 11 intestinal worms, (including roundworm, whipworm, hookworm, tapeworm and hydatid tapeworm). This is given every 3 months starting at 8 weeks, as well as when females are bred and again when bred females are 10 days from delivery. 

 

Safeguard (fenbendazole)-Treats/prevents roundworms, hookworms, lungworm, whipworm, and certain types of tapeworms. Also used in the treatments of Giardia.

Drontal (praziquantel, pyrantel pamoate/febantel)-Treats/prevents roundworms, hookworms, lungworm, whipworm, and certain types of tapeworms. Also used in the treatments of Giardia.

*Requires vet prescription

Toltrazuril- Used in the prevention/treatment of Coccidia.