Dog Vaccine Prices & Descriptions

RABIES  (Thimerosal Free)  (killed virus)     $10

♦  Dogs MUST be vaccinated against Rabies at 4 months of age and re-vaccinated one year after the primary immunization.  It is required by law that all Dogs must stay current on their Rabies vaccinations.  The first Rabies vaccine is good for 1 year, regardless of the age of the dog.  Thereafter, Rabies vaccines are good for 3 years as long as at least 12 months have passed since the dog received its first Rabies vaccination and valid proof of a prior Rabies vaccination by a licensed veterinarian in the U.S. is provided.

DHPP  (Distemper, Adenovirus Type 2 [Hepatitis], Parvo Virus & Parainfluenza) (modified live virus)     $25

♦   Puppies 6 weeks to 16 weeks old:  An initial series of 3 DHPP vaccinations administered approximately 4 weeks apart is recommended.  (2 to 6 weeks apart is acceptable, depending on the age of the puppy).  Ideally, one of these vaccines should be administered between the age of 14 to 16 weeks to achieve the highest immunity. 

♦  Puppies & Dogs older than 16 weeks old:  One DHPP vaccination is required, then a booster in 12 months. Thereafter, boosters should be administered every 36 months. In some instances, however, booster frequency could varies depending on environment and potential exposure.  

ORAL BORDETELLA  (Bordetella Bronchiseptica)  (modified live bacterin)     $25

♦   All dogs 8 weeks and older should receive an initial Bordetella vaccine and one every 12 months thereafter. 

CANINE INFLUENZA  (H3N2 / H3N8 Combo Bivalent) (killed virus)   $35

♦  Puppies and dogs 8 weeks and older  should receive an initial Canine Influenza vaccine with a booster administered 2 to 6 weeks later, although 3 to 4 weeks is preferred. Thereafter, boosters should be administered every 12 months.  

Heart administers this vaccine as a “stand alone” vaccine only, meaning that it will not be administered at the same time your dog receives any other vaccines. It is recommended that your dog first receives or otherwise current on it’s Rabies and DHPP vaccinations prior to receiving the Canine Influenza vaccine. We also recommend that you wait at least 2 weeks or longer after your dog receives any other vaccine before vaccinating against Canine Influenza.

LEPTOSPIROSIS  (killed vaccine)    $25

♦   Puppies and dogs 9 weeks and older may receive an initial Lepto 4 vaccine with a booster given 2 to 4 weeks later; however, this vaccine is only recommended for dogs at high risk and/or living or traveling to areas having known Lepto outbreaks. Thereafter, boosters should be administered every 12 months.  

LYME   Borrelia Burgdorferi / Lyme Borreliosis   (killed whole bacterin)    $25

♦   Puppies & Dogs 9 weeks and older:   An initial series of 2 Lyme vaccinations administered 2 to 4 weeks apart.  This vaccine should be administered separately from other vaccines and at a minimum of 2 weeks (preferably longer) before or after any other vaccination. 

♦   The first Lyme vaccination booster is due 12 months after the completion of the initial series.  Thereafter, boosters are recommended every 12 months IF your dog will continue to be in a high-tick infested area.

Lyme Disease is a tick-bourne disease.  The Lyme vaccine is not a core vaccine and is recommended only in instances when dogs encounter high exposure to ticks such as those living in or visiting wooded or thick brush areas, mountains, deserts, or natural park areas (possibly when camping, hiking, etc. where there may be an infestation of ticks or where exposure to wildlife which carry ticks such as rabbits, deer, etc. is high).

Your dog’s age, health, vaccination history, environment, and exposure risks are factors in determining a proper vaccination schedule for your dog.  It may be necessary to vaccinate more frequently or less frequently than as recommended above.  Please consult with your regular veterinarian or our veterinarian if you have any questions or concerns.