We now carry vaccinations for your puppy!
Puppy Season must not be too far off. I have received numerous inquiries regarding vaccinations. I have always been opposed to carrying vaccines, because they must remain refrigerated until they are used, and that is difficult to do when you’re traveling to the dog show every weekend. However, since the shows are barely just a gleam in baby New Years eye, I decided that I would do my part to make puppy season a little easier for my local customers.
Spectra 5, as the name implies, offers five way protection against Canine Distemper, Canine Adenovirus Types 1 & 2, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus. It’s touted as an economical and ideal first shot for puppies.
Spectra 10 offers a slightly different level of protection covering Canine Distemper, infections Canine Hepatitis, Canine Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2), Canine Coronavirus, Canine Parainfluenza, and Canine Parvovirus (CPV) Type 2b, Leptospira canicola, Leptospira grippotyphosa, Leptospira icterohaemorrhagiae and Leptospira Pomona.
While Spectra 10 offers protection from more infections, it does not include Canine Adenovirus Type 1 as Spectra 5 does.
So how do you know which vaccine to choose? There is a great website called vaccinateyourpets.com that has plenty of information to help you decide. The chart on the right indicates that your initial vaccination should be Spectra 5, which is then followed up with Spectra 10 boosters.
If you have a preference, or you are otherwise in the know, drop us a note and share your wisdom with us.
“Many infectious diseases act more quickly than the immune system’s defenses. The result can be swift, serious and often fatal. Vaccination is critical to immunize your pet before it is exposed to infectious threats.” -vaccinateyourpet.com