Puppies 6,10 and 14 weeks or 8, 12 and 16 weeks
Repeat 1 year later
Then repeat every 3 years
Each patient should be evaluated for increased risk of exposure
– may consider yearly protocols for these patients
Give in right shoulder
Start puppies at 12-16 weeks of age
Repeat 1 year later
Then repeat every 3 years or as required by state, provincial,
and/or local requirements
- Give in right rear limb
Give to kittens at 8, 12 and 16 weeks
If using injectable vaccines, consider 3 year Duration of
Immunity (DOI) and give
distally in right fore limb
Recombinant vaccine (live canary pox vector-1 year label)
Give at 12-16 weeks
Given distally in right rear limb
Killed products (adjuvented) are available with one and three
year Duration of Immunity (DOI )
- For dogs at risk for exposure give vaccine
containing icterhemorrhagica, canicola, pomona
- Give at 12 and 16 weeks
- Then annually
- Vaccine should be given to high risk dogs such
as hunting or field trial dogs 1 month prior to
- Give in left hind limb when administered alone
- If last vaccine was >24 months, a series of 2
vaccines is necessary
- Intranasal vaccine given to dogs at risk at
least 14 days prior to exposure
- Duration of immunity 6-12 months
Corona (not recommended)
- It is generally recognized that dogs older than
11-12 weeks are not susceptible to disease
- AAHA guidelines suggest that prevalence of
confirmed clinical cases does not justify
vaccination in the pet population.
- Consider its use in at risk animals including
breeding bitches and shelter situations
- There may be a higher reaction rate when given
with the leptospirosis vaccine
- Clinical signs include a cough, nasal discharge,
conjunctivitis and a fever. It can progress to
pneumonia and rarely death.
- Current hot spots include Philadelphia, Santa
Rosa, CA, parts of Southern CA, Hartford Ct, San
Antonio, TX, Bergen County NJ and historically New
York City, New Jersey, Colorado, especially Denver,
and parts of South Florida.
- Vaccinate dogs that are exposed to race tracks,
to greyhounds, or ones that are traveling in these
areas. It has also been reported to decrease
the number of secondary infections present in
- Vaccine reportedly reduces the duration and
intensity of clinical signs and protects against the
formation and severity of lung lesions.
- Give 2 doses to at risk dogs after 6 weeks of
age 2-4 weeks apart.
No other vaccines are recommended for dogs in Pullman WA.
Other non-core canine vaccinations include Lyme
disease vaccine, and Bordetella. These may be considered for each
individual practice area and after the risk assessment of each pet.
Feline Leukemia (FeLV)
Give to cats at risk for exposure
Give at 12 and 16 weeks
Repeat annually in cats determined to have sustained risk of
exposure or every two years for low risk cats. There is a
vaccine available with a 2 year DOI
Give distally in left rear limb
Recombinant vaccine and parenteral killed products are available
No other vaccinations are recommended for cats in Pullman WA.
Other non-core feline vaccinations include FIV, Chylamydophila,
and Bordetella. These may be considered for each individual
practice area and after assessing the risk for each pet
There have been some recent advances in vaccine development for
dogs and cats and challenge studies have been done to establish
duration of immunity for these vaccines. There may be some patients
that this vaccination protocol may not be appropriate for, and we
will continue to individualize our vaccination selection for each
patient. We will continue to try to minimize the number of
vaccines administered to each patient while maintaining protection
against these serious infectious diseases.
The vaccinations your pet has received prior to this time may be
good for longer than 1 year, however, please come in for your annual
exam when you receive a reminder card, and we will discuss the best
vaccination protocol for your pet.
Please refer to the guidelines we have established in the community
practice and if you have any questions about which vaccines are
appropriate for your pet please call us at 509-335-0711.