Bayside Hospital for Animals

251 Racetrack Road
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547


Puppy Vaccination Schedule:

6-9 weeks          Physical examination
                         DHPP #1
                         Fecal exam and deworming

                         Heartworm prevention and flea control can begin at 8 weeks

10-13 weeks      Physical examination
                         DHPP #2
                         Bordetella intranasal (if needed)
                         Fecal exam and deworming
14-17 weeks      Physical examination
                        DHPP #3

                        Rabies vaccination - 1 year
                        Fecal exam and deworming
                        Heartworm prevention

                        Flea/Tick Control

16-20 weeks     Those puppies that started their vaccination series at 6-8 weeks should have the last 

                        vaccination between 16-20 weeks of age, therefore, requiring a DHPP #4.  Also

                        certain breeds including Pitbull Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, Rottweilers, and 

                        Doberman Pinschers are more susceptible to parvovirus and should receive this

                        additional vaccination.                        

DHPP = Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus vaccine.

Dog Vaccination Schedule:

1 year             Physical examination
                      DHPP vaccination
                      Rabies vaccination (good for 3 years, if proof of previous vaccination)  

                      Bordetella (if needed)
                      Fecal exam
                      Heartworm test
                      Heartworm Prevention 

                      Flea/Tick Control
2-8 years        Physical examination yearly
                     DHPP vaccination yearly
                     Rabies vaccination every  3 years (if on schedule)
                     Bordetella (if needed)
                     Fecal test
                     Heartworm test
                     Heartworm Prevention

                     Flea/Tick Control 

8 + years        As above

                     a) Consider geriatric blood profile and urinalysis yearly to  

                screen for aging diseases (such as Cushing's, diabetes  

                mellitus, hypothyroidism, kidney and liver disease).

           b) Consider abdominal ultrasound in breeds such as  

               Labrador  Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and German  

               Shepherds as they are at higher risk of developing splenic

               or liver tumors.

* Since large breeds of dogs age faster, these tests may be recommended earlier for breeds such as Dobermans, Great Danes, Greyhounds,  Labradors, Shepherds, and Mastiffs.