Canine Vaccination and De-worming Protocol

The following vaccinations are recommended for your dogs in Yakima and can be provided at our Veterinary Clinic in Yakima:

Age 6-8 Weeks 10-12 Weeks 14-16 Weeks Annually
Leptospirosis X X X
Bordetella X X X
Canine Influenza X X X
Rabies X X
(Then every 3 years)
Rattlesnake Dependent upon risk
Heartworm Dependent upon risk
Flea/Tick Prevention 8 Weeks or older, can be applied monthly
De-Worming X X Upon infection
Fecal Exam X

DHPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvo)

Puppies 8, 12 and 16 weeks

Repeat 1 year later

Each patient should be evaluated for increased risk of exposure for consideration for yearly protocols


Start puppies at 12-16 weeks of age

Repeat 1 year later

Then repeat every 3 years


For dogs at risk for exposure

Give at 12 and 16 weeks, then annually

Vaccine should be given to high risk dogs such as hunting or field trial dogs 1 month prior to hunting season


Intranasal vaccine given to dogs at risk at least 7 days prior to exposure

Duration of immunity is 1 year.

Canine Influenza

Clinical signs include a cough, nasal discharge, conjunctivitis and a fever. It can progress to pneumonia and rarely death.

Current hot spots include New York City, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Colorado, especially Denver, and parts of South Florida.

Vaccinate dogs that are exposed to race tracks, to greyhounds, or ones that are traveling in these areas.

Vaccine reportedly reduces the duration and intensity of clinical signs and protects against the formation and severity of lung lesions.

Give 2 doses to at risk dogs after 6 weeks of age 2-4 weeks apart.

Canine Rattlesnake Vaccine

Rattlesnake Vaccine is only recommended in dogs that are at a high risk of exposure to a rattlesnake bite.

Rattlesnake Vaccine is given as a series of two vaccines 3-4 weeks apart and then on an annual basis.

No other vaccines are recommended for dogs residing in Yakima or other Central Washington communities.

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