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Canine Recommendation for DAPP ("Distemper-Parvo") Vaccine

Although frequently referred to as the "Distemper" vaccine, DAPP actually protects against four highly contagious diseases (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus, and Parainfluenza). These viruses are spread through secretions of infected dogs and cause a wide range of serious illnesses including airway infection, pneumonia, vomiting, diarrhea, and seizures.

Dosing Schedule for Dogs: Initial vaccination requires booster shots spaced 3-4 weeks apart with the final puppy booster given between 14-16 weeks old. The vaccine is repeated at one year of age, and every three years thereafter.

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Feline Recommendation for FVRCP

FVRCP vaccine protects against Feline Distemper or Panleukopenia, a disease that can cause vomiting, diarrhea and very low red and white blood cell counts. This vaccine also protects against Rhinotracheitis and Calici virus, which can cause chronic upper respiratory disease and is very contagious especially in young cats.

  • These vaccines are first administered at 8, 12, and sometimes at 16 weeks of age.
  • Cats then receive a booster vaccine 1 year later and then every three years after that.

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