Canine Distemper vaccine (DHPP)
Canine Distemper vaccine guards against:
- Canine Distemper - affects the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and central nervous system. The best and only prevention is vaccination
- Adenovirus Type 2 (Hepatitis) - a contagious respiratory disease
- Parainfluenza - a contagious respiratory disease
- Parvovirus - a highly contagious and often deadly viral disease affecting fast growing cells as are in the gastrointestinal system causing severe diarrhea and vomiting. Parvovirus is transmitted from dog to dog via contact with feces.
Our protocol at Wise Road Animal Hospital is to vaccinate puppies as early as 6 weeks of age and every 3-4 weeks thereafter until the age of 16 weeks. Older puppies and unvaccinated dogs will also require at least 2 vaccines to ensure the fullest protection possible against these diseases. Owners of previously vaccinated adult dogs may be advised their pet is eligible for the 3-year Distemper vaccine.