Our vaccines are manufactured by Nobivac. This is a modified live
virus vaccine.

The first puppy shot is given between 6 and 8 weeks of age and is
the first in a series of 4 vaccines. Each vaccine should be
administered in 3-4 week intervals. When completed the puppy is
generally in their 4th month of age and at this time will not require
another vaccine of this type for another year.

If you pick-up your puppy at 8 weeks of age, he/she will have
received only the first vaccine needed - as this is the
age-appropriate recommendation.

This vaccine includes the following:
* Canine Distemper
* Adenovirus Type-2
* Parainfluenza
* Parvovirus

If you are taking your puppy home at 8 weeks of age, with one
vaccine you must know that he/she is not fully protected against
some life threatening diseases like Distemper and Parvovirus -
even though both of these are contained in the puppies first
vaccination. They must have at least two in the series and in some
cases all four before they are really protected.

Understanding this - the new owner MUST USE SOME BASIC
PROTECTION in order to keep your new member of the family safe
from disease. More about this topic can be read in our
School" section.

We will give you a complete record of the vaccination history of
your puppy so that you can take it to your own veterinarian for
their review. They will be able to see exactly what your puppy has
had done and what he or she still requires.

Please discuss vaccinations thoroughly with your veterinarian as
different parts of the country do have different vaccine
recommendations. Some vets may recommend vaccines for
Lyme Disease, Bordetella, Lepto, Giardia and others.

All puppies must be given a Rabies Vaccine - ask your vet when
the best time is to administer this. Most often it is recommended
between 3-6 months of age. We prefer that this vaccine be given at
a separate visit from their regular puppy shot. Too much all at
once can be very hard on their young immune systems.

Some veterinarians are suggesting that we are
over immunizing
our pets by giving new vaccines every year. Click on the link
above to read an article discussing this.