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Vaccination Canine

Updated: May 24, 2023

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1. The base vaccine (DHPP) covers the following four diseases:

  • Distemper : The Distemper virus is often a lethal disease which affects the gastrointestinal system, respiratory system, and nervous system. The main source of transmission is respiratory secretions. Clinical signs include vomiting, diarrhea, pneumonia, and neurological problems.

  • Hepatitis : Hepatitis is an Adenovirus that is contracted by inhalation or ingestion of infected stool, saliva, or urine. This virus causes serious damage mainly to the liver. Clinical signs include fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, thirst and inflammation to the nose and mouth.

  • Parvovirus : Resembles feline Panleukopenia but affects dogs – mainly puppies and unvaccinated dogs. It is an extremely contagious and often lethal disease. Clinical signs include bloody stools, fever, vomiting and anorexia.

  • Parainfluenza : This virus affects the upper respiratory airways of dogs. Symptoms include dry cough, anorexia, lethargy, and ocular and nasal secretions.

2. Rabies : Rabies is a lethal virus that affects the nervous system. All mammals, including humans, are vulnerable to the infection. Vaccination against rabies is primordial for public health reasons. Did you know that in 2021, a skunk was found infected with the rabies virus on the South Shore of Montreal?

3. Kennel Cough (Bordetella) : The infectious agent of this disease is the Bordetella bronchiseptica, a bacteria that affects the upper respiratory airways. Bordetella is a highly contagious infection that is characterised by a persistent dry cough, sneezing and nausea. This vaccine is essential for boarding, grooming and all encounters with other dogs (dog park).

4. Leptospirosis : Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection which causes permanent damages to the liver and kidneys. This bacteria is eliminated in the urine of wild animals (skunks, racoons, etc.) and is found in stagnant bodies of water. All mammals can be infected, including humans. This vaccination is ideal for all dogs that go outdoors.

5. Lyme : Lyme disease is transmitted by tick bites, which infect humans and dogs. This bacterial infection can damage the kidneys, articulations, and can cause fever.

At the Lasalle Veterinary Clinic, we will make a personalized vaccination plan based on your dog's daily lifestyle.

Isabelle L.

Certified animal health technician supervisor

Assistant technician supervisor

Fear free certified

Picture #1 : Souky & Malibu L. / Picture #2 : Samy Lou / Picture #3 : Lexi T.

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