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Q. What shots do my dogs need. I have a seven year old and a three year old. They have their shots up to date except for the past two years.

Answered By
DESTINI R. HOLLOWAY, DVM

A. Annual vaccines consist of the following:

1) DA2PP vaccine - distemper parvo, given once a year initially, then can be given every 3 years

2) Leptospirosis vaccine- recommended for pets that are exposed to outside, can cause allergic reaction in small breed dogs. Sometimes this is given as a combo vaccine along with DA2PP and is labelled DALPP. Given once a year

3) Bordetella- recommended for dogs who ever come in contact with other pets. Given 1-2 times a year depending on exposure (kennels, boarding, dog parks)

4) Rabies- required in almost every state, exception= Hawaii or any other rabies free states


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