Protective And Wellness Services:
Vaccinations (immunizations, "shots") have saved the lives of millions of pets. Before the days of effective vaccines, pets routinely died from distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus and complications of supper respiratory infections. Current vaccination programs protect our pets (and us) from the threat of rabies. Newer vaccines, including those administered through the nostrils, have been developed to protect against a variety of infections.
Pets older than 2 years: Annual revaccination (boosters) is recommended for the first year after the "infant vaccines"; thereafter, you should discuss the benefits and risks of annual vaccination with your vet. In the past, the DHLP (distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus) vaccine was typically given each year. These recommendations may be changing. Specific vaccine requirements for individual pets should be discussed with your veterinarian. The most appropriate vaccination program for your pet should be followed.