Your puppy has had his/her first set of vaccinations – DHPP. We, here at Kazuri, delay the first vaccinations as we keep the puppies nursing for as long as we can and there is evidence that vaccinations are not as effective while puppies are still nursing. We also want to delay them so the puppies are a little older and have stronger immunities.
Please check the date of your contract for the next date for when your puppy’s vaccine is due.
If you want to give your puppy a small dose of Benadryl before their vaccines, that can often help minimize any reactions, if they were going to have one.
DHPP – this is DHPP is a combination vaccine for distemper, hepatitis, parvovirus and parainfluenza. Your puppy will likely need two boosters three weeks apart.
Bordetella – this is a vaccine against canine infectious tracheobronchitis (aka kennel cough). It is generally given to dogs who are around other dogs such as at shows, dog parks or kennels. I recommend getting it about 2 weeks before going to your puppy classes.
Rabies – Rabies is a viral disease that causes inflammation of the brain in humans and other mammals. WA has a very low risk of your dog contracting rabies and so I recommend your puppy getting this vaccine at 6 months. Please get this vaccine at a different time from other vaccines.
Leptospirosis – bacterin vaccines like lepto don’t prevent infection; they can only decrease the severity of symptoms. This vaccine can cause a big reaction and so I DON’T recommend it for cavaliers. For beagle puppies, I would wait till after 6 months, and give at a different time than any other vaccine. I would definitely recommend Benadryl with this vaccine. DO NOT get this in combination with the DHPP (called DHLPP)