At Evervet  Animal Hospital in Wauwatosa, WI, we are a firm believer in vaccinations. They are necessary to keep your pets as healthy as possible. Vaccinations keep your pet’s from contracting diseases that are harmful and potentially fatal. Why wouldn’t you vaccinate your pet instead of letting him or her contract an awful disease?

Puppy and Dog Vaccination:

  • DHPP Vaccine

    • Start vaccination at 8 – 9 weeks
    • Repeat every 3 to 4 weeks until 12 – 14 weeks of age
    • Booster at 1  years of age, then every  year.
  • Rabies
    Required by state and federal governments

    • First vaccination between 12 – 16 weeks of age, depending on state regulations
    • Booster at 1 to 1–½ years of age.
    • *As of July 2007, all animal care providers in the Commonwealth of Virginia must send a copy of all Rabies certificates to the county treasurer each month.
  • Heartworm
    • First heartworm test is recommended at 9months  to 1 years of age
    • Heartworm prevention medication should be given every month, starting as a puppy, lifelong
    • Testing for heartworms should be done each year
    • If more than 1 dose was missed, please call us before restarting heartworm preventatives

Additional Dog Vaccines—Please ask your veterinarian about your pet’s exposure risks to these other diseases.

  • Bordetella
    A vaccine recommended for dogs that go to boarding facilities, doggie day–care, grooming facilities, dog parks, etc
  •    Start vaccination at 9 weeks of age
    • Repeat vaccine in 3 weeks (depends on the type of vaccine used)
    • Booster vaccine every 6  (this depends on the doctor recommendation and the boarding facility)
  • Leptospirosis
    A vaccine recommended for pets that may be exposed to water or soil containing bacterial leptospirosis.
    Check out the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website for more information.

    • Start vaccination at 12 weeks of age
    • Repeat vaccination in  3-4 weeks
    • Booster vaccine every year
  • Lyme
    A vaccine recommended for pets that may be exposed to ticks carrying the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi). See the CDC page about pets and Lyme Disease for more information.

    • Start vaccination at 12 weeks of age
    • Repeat in 2 – 3 weeks
    • Booster vaccines every year

It is important that, when you visit our clinic, you discuss your Puppy and Dog Vaccinations vs Vaccine titers with our veterinarians and our dedicated staff.

At Evervet Animal Hospital, we truly believe that vaccinations are necessary to keep your pet healthy! Please contact us 414-928-4600 today if you have any questions or concerns about your pets’ vaccination. Our dedicated staff will be happy to answer any of your questions that you may have!