(puppies receive series of 3-4 vaccines followed by annual updates)
DHPP is a combination of five vaccines. It is given to puppies in a series of three or four vaccines and then given every one to three years to adult dogs. DHPP vaccinates against the following diseases:
Distemper: a virus that affects a dog’s respiratory, gastrointestinal, and central nervous systems as well as the conjunctival membranes of the eye. It is a life-threatening disease.
Hepatitis: an acute liver infection in dogs. The virus is spread in the feces, urine, blood, saliva and nasal discharge of infected dogs.
Leptospirosis: Dogs can become infected and develop leptospirosis if their mucous membranes (or skin with any wound, such as a cut or scrape) come into contact with infected urine, urine-contaminated soil, water, food or bedding; through a bite from an infected animal; by eating infected tissues or carcasses; and rarely, through breeding. It can also be passed through the placenta from the mother dog to the puppies.
Parvovirus: a viral disease that affects dogs. Parvovirus (a.k.a. Parvo) generally affects the intestines causing diarrhea that is often bloody, but it can also affect the heart causing it to fail. Parvo is the most common lethal virus know to affect dogs but is preventable with this vaccine. AHC requires this vaccination for all of our veterinary patients as well as our boarding and grooming pets.