Starting at the age of 6 weeks, dogs will need to have a series of vaccines that are an essential part of their preventative health care.
Vaccinations are given to prevent diseases that might otherwise be fatal.
The DHPP, also referred to as the Distemper/Parvo combo, is a vaccine that protects against four of the most common contagious illnesses. We recommend that dogs receive this vaccination yearly.
The “H” in this vaccine stands for “Hepatitis.” Hepatitis is a viral infection and does the following things to your pup:
- Affects the dog’s liver
- Spread through the infected dog’s urine
- Rare, because it has continued to be controlled by vaccines
If left untreated, this virus is not only incredibly unhealthy (can be deadly) for your dog, it becomes infectious to other dogs.
Some symptoms include:
- Loss of appetite
If you suspect your dog might be infected and has not had the DHPP vaccine, one of our vets will need to do a thorough examination. This will include lab work and a urinalysis. Because your pup has not had the DHPP vaccine, our vets will also ensure your dog doesn’t have Distemper or Parvo.
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Day & Evening Pet Hospital and Pet Surgical Center Staff