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Canine Health

“Dogs are man’s best friend”…

and women’s, and children’s… is there a canine family member in your home?

As your dog’s veterinarian, Neartown Animal Clinic in Houston will help you establish the best care regime possible for your beloved pet. Vaccinating your dog against major diseases is the first important step. We also strongly urge our clients to consider the benefits of spaying or neutering their dog.

Recommended Vaccination Schedule for Dogs/Puppies in Houston, Texas

6 – 8 weeks of age

  • New Pet Examination
  • DAPP (Distemper/ Adenovirus 2/ Parainfluenza / Parvovirus)
  • Intestinal Parasite Exam
  • Deworming #1
  • Start Heartworm and flea prevention

9 – 11 weeks of age

  • DAPP (Distemper, Adenovirus 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • Bordetella #1 (Kennel Cough)
  • H3N8 #1 (Canine Influenza)
  • H3N2 #2 (Canine Influenza)
  • Deworming #2
  • Leptospirosis #1*

12 – 16 weeks of age

  • DAPP (Distemper, Adenovirus 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
  • Bordetella #2 (Kennel Cough)
  • H3N8 #2 (Canine Influenza)
  • H3N2 #2 (Canine Influenza)
  • Leptospirosis #2*
  • Rabies

After completing the full series of vaccinations listed above, the Bordetella and Leptospirosis will be given every 6 months.  An examination and intestinal parasite exam one a year.   The DAPP and Rabies will be given in one year then repeated every 3 years thereafter.

* Leptospirosis will be given based on the lifestyle of your dog – if they frequent dog parks, bayous, farms, doggy day-care, or anywhere with standing water.

** Lyme Disease – Although not part of our routine vaccination program, we do advise it if your dog is exposed to wooded areas or fields of tall grass where ticks may reside.