Required Dog Vaccination Guide in the US

There are 2 categories of vaccinations, Core or Non-Core.

The core vaccines include parvovirus, distemper, adenovirus (canine hepatitis) and rabies and they’ve been scientifically proven, they usually last for a year or even a lifetime.
The non-core vaccines don’t work as good as the Core ones, don’t your pup protect for very long and more important they’re more dangerous. Your vet may suggest certain non-core vaccinations if your dog is outdoors often. For in-home dog grooming, core vaccinations are generally required as is a way to take care of our groomers.

The AAHA ( AMERICAN ANIMAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION ) has published, for the first time, an online educational resource for the veterinary medical profession. They clarify on their website that vaccines designated as CORE should be administered to all dogs. However, because exposure risk to vaccine-preventable disease varies, selected NONCORE vaccines may be recommended as CORE in individual practices depending on geographic region, patient lifestyle, age, etc.

Your dog definitely needs these core vaccines, always follow the recommendations of a veterinarian you trust.

Rabies 1-year or Rabies 3-year
Rabies 1-year Can be administered in one dose, as early as 3 months of age. States regulate the age at which it is first administered. Single dose. Annual boosters are required.
Core dog vaccine. Rabies is 100% fatal to dogs, with no treatment available. Prevention is key.

Rabies 3-year Can be administered in one dose, as early as 3 months of age. States regulate the age at which it is first administered. Single dose. A second vaccination is recommended after 1 year, then boosters every 3 years. Core dog vaccine.

Rabies challenge fund is a foundation that challenges Current Rabies Vaccine Policy current law in some states or areas still requires that boosters be given annually or biannually rather than the standard policy of every three years. However, vaccination against rabies virus is occasionally associated with debilitating adverse effects. According to the CDC domestic animals account for less than 10% of the reported rabies cases, with cats, cattle, and dogs most often reported rabid. You can learn more or support them visiting their site https://www.rabieschallengefund.org

Distemper
At least 3 doses, given between 6 and 16 weeks of age 2 doses, given 3-4 weeks apart. Puppies need a booster 1 year after completing their initial series, then all dogs need a booster every 3 years or more often. Core dog vaccine.

Parvovirus
At least 3 doses, given between 6 and 16 weeks of age. 2 doses, 3-4 weeks apart. Puppies need a booster 1 year after completing the initial series, then all dogs need a booster every 3 years or more often. Core dog vaccine.

Adenovirus, type 1 (CAV-1, canine hepatitis)
At least 3 doses, between 6 and 16 weeks of age. 2 doses, 3-4 weeks apart. Puppies need a booster 1 year after completing the initial series, then all dogs need a booster every 3 years or more often. Core dog vaccine.

Adenovirus, type 2 (CAV-2 (kennel cough)
At least 3 doses, between 6 and 16 weeks of age. 2 doses, 3-4 weeks apart Puppies need a booster 1 year after completing the initial series, then all dogs need a booster every 3 years or more often. Core dog vaccine.

 

You can check the vaccination your dog need by their lifestyle check it out and consult with your vet: https://www.aaha.org/guidelines/canine_vaccination_guidelines/vaccine_calculator.aspx

 

You can view the complete guide here: https://www.aaha.org/guidelines/canine_vaccination_guidelines/practice_vaccination.aspx

 

You can review and download the 2017 AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines

https://www.aaha.org/public_documents/guidelines/vaccination_recommendation_for_general_practice_table.pdf

 

Resources:
https://pets.webmd.com/pet-vaccines-schedules-cats-dogs#1

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/vis-statements/rabies.html

http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/non-core-vaccines-for-dogs/

https://www.aaha.org/guidelines/canine_vaccination_guidelines/practice_vaccination.aspx

Sofia Goya

Sofia is a Designer and has worked for many years with brands related to dogs and cats. As an animal lover, she has always had a passion for improving their lives. She loves to read and write about ideas that bring people and their pets closer together. Her very active Border Collie is a great inspiration for all the experiences an owner could have while sharing their life with such a great companion.

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