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Dogs >20 weeks of age

Applies to:

    • Dogs older than 20 wk of age that are presented for vaccination that: 
      • Have no prior vaccination history
      • Have an incomplete vaccination history 
      • Have a history of inappropriate prior vaccinations
      • Are overdue for a scheduled booster dose

Click on a vaccine below for the recommendations:

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CDV + CPV + CAV

 

No History, Incomplete History, or History of a Inappropriate Prior Vaccination

Administer a single dose.

Revaccinate every 3 years (or longer).

NOTE: As an alternative to administering a vaccine, a “positive” antibody test result may be used to verify a protective response to vaccination. Click here for more information on antibody testing.

Overdue for Revaccination

Administer a single dose regardless of the time elapsed since the previous dose was administered.

Revaccinate every 3 years (or longer).

NOTE: As an alternative to administering a vaccine, a “positive” antibody test result may be used to verify a protective response to vaccination. Click here for more information on antibody testing.

Rabies

No History, Incomplete History, Or History of Inappropriate Prior Vaccination

Administer a single dose.

In the absence of documentation of prior rabies vaccination, a second dose should be scheduled within 1 yr, regardless of the vaccine type (1-Yr or 3-Yr labeled rabies vaccine) administered initially.

State/ local/ provincial statutes apply. For state-specific information, click here.

Overdue for Revaccination

Administer a single dose regardless of the time elapsed since the previous dose was administered.

If evidence of prior rabies vaccination is available, administer a single dose.

Depending on state/local regulations, revaccination may be required within 1 yr or within 3 yr

State/ local/ provincial statutes apply. For state-specific information, click here.

Bordetella bronchiseptica ± CPiV ± CAV (intranasal)

No History, Incomplete History, Or History of Inappropriate Prior Vaccination

Administer a single dose.

Overdue for Revaccination

Administer a single dose regardless of the time elapsed since the last dose was administered.

Bordetella bronchiseptica (oral)

No History, Incomplete History, Or History of Inappropriate Prior Vaccination

Administer a single dose.

Overdue for Revaccination

Administer a single dose regardless of the time elapsed since the last dose was administered.

Bordetella bronchiseptica (parenteral)

No History, Incomplete History, Or History of Inappropriate Prior Vaccination

Administer 2 doses 2 to 4 wk apart.

(NOTE: 2 consecutive doses are required to immunize.)

Overdue for Revaccination

Sufficient data do not exist to assess the immune memory response to a single dose of vaccine in dogs that have not received a booster vaccination within 1 year since the previous dose. The decision whether to administer a single booster dose or 2 doses 2 to 4 wk apart should be made with regional and lifestyle risks in mind.

Leptospira

No History, Incomplete History, Or History of Inappropriate Prior Vaccination

Administer 2 doses 2 to 4 wk apart.

(NOTE: 2 consecutive doses are required to immunize.)

Overdue for Revaccination

Sufficient data do not exist to assess the immune memory response to a single dose of vaccine in dogs that have not received a booster vaccination within 1 year since the previous dose. The decision whether to administer a single booster dose or 2 doses 2 to 4 wk apart should be made with regional and lifestyle risks in mind.

Borrelia burgdorferi

No History, Incomplete History, Or History of Inappropriate Prior Vaccination

Administer 2 doses 2 to 4 wk apart.

(NOTE: 2 consecutive doses are required to immunize.)

Overdue for Revaccination

Sufficient data do not exist to assess the immune memory response to a single dose of vaccine in dogs that have not received a booster vaccination within 1 year since the previous dose. The decision whether to administer a single booster dose or 2 doses 2 to 4 wk apart should be made with regional and lifestyle risks in mind.

 

Canine Influenza Virus (H3N8 & H3N2)

No History, Incomplete History, Or History of Inappropriate Prior Vaccination

Administer 2 doses 2 to 4 wk apart.

(NOTE: 2 consecutive doses are required to immunize.)

Overdue for Revaccination

Sufficient data do not exist to assess the immune memory response to a single dose of vaccine in dogs that have not received a booster vaccination within 1 year since the previous dose. The decision whether to administer a single booster dose or 2 doses 2 to 4 wk apart should be made with regional and lifestyle risks in mind.

 

Abbreviations

 

+ = “combined with” the vaccine that follows.
± = “with or without” the vaccine(s) that follow.
* The recommended MAXIMUM interval between doses (during the initial series) is 6 wk. Dogs exceeding 6 wk between doses during the initial series should complete the initial series in accordance with recommendations outlined in this column. 
CAV, canine adenovirus-2;
CDV, canine distemper virus;
CPiV, canine parainfluenza virus;
CPV, canine parvovirus;
MLV, modified-live virus or attenuated.

These guidelines are supported by a generous educational grant from
Boehringer Ingelheim USA Inc., Merck Animal Health, and Zoetis.