Annual Vaccines for Dogs

Typical annual adult canine vaccines:

  • Rabies (required by Canadian law)
  • DA2PP or DHPP combination vaccine (Distemper, Parvovirus, Adenovirus (Hepatitis), and Parainfluenza)
  • Kennel Cough (Bordatella)
  • Leptospirosis
  • Lyme Disease
  • Coronavirus

These vaccines are recommended on an annual basis. Canadian law requires that Rabies vaccine be given yearly.

Puppy Vaccines

Protection from disease depends on the immune system’s ability to respond to a vaccine. A good vaccination program starts at 8 weeks of age, with booster vaccines given 4 weeks apart until the puppy is 16 weeks of age.

The first vaccine should be given at the age of 8 weeks and should include: DA2PP, Kennel Cough, Lyme Disease and should be repeated every 4 weeks until the puppy reaches the age of 16 weeks. Rabies vaccine is given after the puppy reaches 16 weeks of age, and is only given once a year.

Annual Vaccines for Cats

Typical annual feline vaccines:

  • Rabies (required by Canadian law)
  • FRCP (contains Rhinotracheitis, Panleukopenia and Calicivirus)
  • Feline Leukemia
  • Chlamydia

These vaccines are recommended on an annual basis. Canadian law requires that Rabies vaccine be given yearly to a cat, even if the pet lives indoor.

Kitten Vaccines

A good vaccine program for a kitten starts at 8 weeks of age, with FRCP containing Rhinotracheitis, Panleukopenia and Calicivirus, and is given 4 weeks apart. Rabies vaccine is given once the kitten reaches 16 weeks of age and is then given once yearly. Feline Leukemia vaccine is started after 10 weeks of age.

Boosters are given to ensure that the kitten’s immune system responds to the vaccine and that the pet is protected from the disease