Monday, August 18, 2008

Puppy Shots: Vaccination Recommendations

The DHLPP puppy shot is a combination vaccine that protects against 5 separate diseases :
  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Parainfluenza
  • Parvovirus

There is a total of 3 boosters with a month in-between each visit. Once your puppy has had these 3 sets of combination vaccinations. This DHLPP puppy shot will need to be repeated on an annual basis.

There are additional puppy shots that Kihei Veterinarian Clinic may recommend. These include vaccinations for Bordatella: commonly known as Kennel Cough, Giardia and Corona virus .

During your visit we will recommend every puppy start a Heartworm prevention treatment program.
It should be understood that every canine residing on the Hawaiian islands has a very high risk of contracting Heartworm disease. The climate of our tropical environment and the mosquito population in certain areas enhances these risk chances to 100% . Unlike anywhere else in the United States. Prevention and scheduled treatment is a must for your puppies and dogs. Without Heartworm prevention within Hawaii your pet is most certain to contract this disease. Abundance in your dogs healthy adult life requires this specific health care.

The treatment consists of a monthly and yearly prescription product. Be sure to stop by our website or give us a call at (808)-879-5777

Kihei Veterinary Clinic
1476 S. Kihei Rd.
Kihei, HI 96753-8141

Office hours 8am - 5pm Monday thru Friday

Saturdays 9am - 12pm

-Closed Sundays-


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Canine Vaccination Schedule

Julie Smith said...

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