Jockey Hollow Veterinary Practice

3 Jockey Hollow Road
New Milford, NY 10959

(845)986-9900

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Canine Vaccine Program 
o   Core Vaccines: (In adult dogs, these core vaccines can be given every three years)
  • Rabies – This virus is transmitted from a bite wound from infected animals. Skunk, raccoon and bat are reservoir species, however any animal can contract and transmit rabies. This virus is 100% fatal once contracted. The rabies vaccine is given at 12-16 weeks old and is good for one year. A booster vaccine is given once the pet is one year old and is good for three years.  Any time a pet with an unknown vaccine history is vaccinated, it is given a booster vaccine the following year which will be valid for three years.
  •  Distemper-This virus is transmitted from other infected dogs or from wildlife.  This disease can range from mild to severe with the possibility of death. The symptoms can be similar to kennel cough and can consist of nasal discharge, cough, and pneumonia. Puppies can develop gastrointestinal symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea. The enamel on the teeth may not develop properly and they can develop vision problems and thickening of the foot pads as well as neurologic disorders.
  • Adenovirus-This virus causes hepatitis (liver disease) in dogs. The disease can lead to permanent liver failure. 
  • Parvovirus-This virus destroys the cell lining of the intestines. Puppies with parvovirus develop severe diarrhea and immune system failure.  Treatment often requires hospitalization.  Unfortunately, puppies can die from this highly contagious disease. 
    •     Non-Core Vaccines (all non-core vaccines are given once yearly ) 

          Bordetella/Parainfluenza (kennel cough complex): Caused by a bacteria and/or virus infection, this infection spreads from dog to dog and causes     coughing       and pneumonia. All dogs that board, get groomed or visit with other dogs should be protected.
     

Coronavirus- This virus causes diarrhea in puppies and can complicate a case of parvovirus.

Lyme- The organism Borellia burgdoferri is spread through tick bites. Pets can harbor disease and become symptomatic as the number of organisms increase. The disease can cause lameness, fever, joint swelling, neurologic deficits and fatal kidney failure. While vaccination is only 85% effective, it is safe and can reduce the risk of developing Lyme disease.

Leptosporosis- Many types of Leptosporosis organisms can cause disease. Currently there is only a vaccine to protect against four types of Leptosporosis. This disease is often fatal in pets and can infect humans. The disease is transmitted through contaminated water and infected wildlife. Any pet that is outdoors and unattended should be protected. Raccoons are the natural host to this bacteria and it is estimated that approximately 95% of our raccoon population are infected.

 

  
 
 
 
Vaccine Program:
The Distemper vaccine is traditionally a combination vaccine of Distemper, Adenovirus, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus (4 way vaccine). The vaccine can also contain Coronavirus (5 way vaccine), Leptosporosis (either two or 4 types of lepto).   These vaccines used to be given annually because of pharmaceutical labeling. 
Recent evidence indicates that adult dogs retain immunity for Distemper, Adenovirus and Parvovirus for up to three years post-vaccination. To provide flexibility for our vaccination program the Jockey Hollow Veterinary Practice will have the following core vaccines
o   Distemper-Adenovirus-Parvovirus (DAP),
o   Rabies

The non-core vaccines will be provided depending on risk factors for disease that each individual pet has.  

            * Resp-  Bordetella and Parainfluenza vaccines
            *Lyme-  Lyme disease vaccination
            *Lepto- Vaccination against Leptosporosis

Dog Vaccination Schedule:

 
Core Vaccines
Non-core Vaccines Outdoor Dog
Non-core Vaccines
Social Dog
Non-core Vaccines mostly indoor dog
6 weeks
DAP
 
 
 
8 weeks
DAP
 
 
 
12 weeks
DAP
Lepto
Lyme
Resp
Lyme
Lyme
16 weeks
DAP, Rabies(1year)
Lepto
Lyme
Resp
Lyme
Lyme
1 year
Rabies(3year)
DAP 1 year
Lepto
Lyme
Resp
Lyme
Lyme
2 years
 DAP
Lepto
Lyme
Resp
Lyme
Lyme
3 years
 
Lepto
Lyme
Resp
Lyme
Lyme
4 years
Rabies
Lepto
Lyme
Resp
Lyme
Lyme
5 years
 
 DAP
Lepto
Lyme
Resp
Lyme
Lyme
6 years
 
Lepto
Lyme
Resp
Lyme
Lyme
7 years
Rabies
Lepto
Lyme
Resp
Lyme
Lyme


Which Non-core Vaccines
 
 
This is a sample vaccine protocol.  Your pet's protocol may vary. 
Outdoor Social Dog
 
6 weeks
DAP
8 weeks
DAP, Resp (IN)
12 weeks
DAP Lepto(4) ,Lyme
16 weeks
DAP Lepto4, Lyme, Rabies
1 yr
Rabies, DAP, Lepto, Lyme,Resp
2 years
DAP, Lepto, Lyme,Resp
3 years
 Lepto, Lyme, Resp
 
Outdoor Dog never social
 
6 weeks
DAP
8 weeks
DAP,
12 weeks
DAP Lepto(4) ,Lyme
16 weeks
DAP Lepto4, Lyme, Rabies
1 yr
Rabies, DAP,Lepto, Lyme,
2 years
DAP,Lepto, Lyme,
3 years
Lepto, Lyme,
 
 
Leash walked Social Dog
 
6 weeks
DAP
8 weeks
DAP, Resp (IN)
 
12 weeks
DAP, Lyme, Resp
16 weeks
Rabies, DAP, Lyme
1 year
Rabies,DAP, Resp, Lyme
2 years
DAP,Resp,Lyme
3 years
 Lyme Resp
 
Never outside/ Social Dog
 
6 weeks
DAP
8 weeks
DAP, Resp (IN)
 
12 weeks
DAP, Resp
16 weeks
Rabies, DAP
1 year
Rabies, DAP,Resp,
2 years
Resp,DAP
3 years
Resp
4 years
Rabies, Resp
 
Not social, Never outside, Pillow pet
 
6 weeks
DAP
8 weeks
DAP
12 weeks
DAP
16 weeks
Rabies, DAP
1 year
Rabies, DAP
2 years
 DAP
3 years
 
4 years
Rabies
5 years
 DAP
6 years
 
7 years
Rabies
8 years
 DAP
9 years