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DA2PP-This particular vaccination is for the protection of dogs against a variety of infectious agents.

D — Distemper Virus: Distemper is a highly contagious virus that causes many different symptoms in dogs. The most common symptoms however, are related to the respiratory, gastrointestinal and neurological systems. It is also important to note that raccoons are also susceptible to this virus and may spread it to dogs.

A2 — Adenovirus (Type 2): May also be noted as the ‘H’ in DHPP. There are many types of this virus but the 4 most common types in dogs is Types 1&2. Type 1 adenovirus will cause cough in dogs and Type 2 adenovirus is the cause of Infectious Canine Hepatitis (ICH).

P — Parvo Virus: An extremely contagious and serious virus that causes severe diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy and death if not treated promptly.  Parvo typically affects puppies, the unvaccinated, or immunocompromised dogs.  The best treatment for a parvo positive dog is 24 hour intensive care at NIVES, untreated dogs are not likely to survive.

P — Parainfluenza: One of the viral causes of infectious tracheobronchitis or “kennel cough”.


Leptospirosis: A bacteria that is spread in the urine of rodents. Dogs become infected by sniffing the urine (in puddles, ponds, or on the ground- or through contact with the urine of an infected rodent) and then becoming infected.  This bacteria causes a variety of clinical disease such as liver and kidney failure, among others.  Lepto is zoonotic, meaning it can be transmitted to humans, through infected urine.  Leptospirosis spirochetes (like bacteria) are small enough to enter your body through your pores.  Leptospirosis can be hard to diagnose and even harder to treat, but is completely avoidable through vaccination.

Bordetella — A very contagious and serious upper respiratory infection in dogs. Also known as “kennel cough”. Primary symptoms include a dry, hacking persistent cough. Watery eyes and a runny nose are also accompanying symptoms. Although a non-core, optional vaccination, almost all boarding facilities will require this vaccination to protect your pet and their facilities and guests. In fact, if your boarding facility does not require this vaccination, we would advise not to have your dog stay at their facility

Rabies- The rabies vaccine is required by state law.  Rabies is spread through infected bite wounds and is carried by wild animals worldwide.  Indiana recognizes both 1 year and 3 year Rabies vaccines, however, to get a 3 year rabies vaccine the patient must be administered the initial 1 year vaccines within 1 year prior.  Rabies is absolutely preventable and is zoonotic, unfortunately there is no cure for Rabies and it has a 100% mortality rate.

FeLV – Feline Leukemia Virus: An incurable virus causing cancer in cats such as lymphoma and leukemia.  It may also cause anemia and immunodeficiencies resulting in the increased susceptibility to other infectious disease. The prognosis for cats in infected with FeLV is poor and the virus is spread in the saliva in which may contaminant a variety of different objects.

CCPRCH– Nobivac® Feline 1-HCPCh vaccine is a modified live virus feline distemper vaccine for the vaccination of healthy cats as an aid in the prevention of disease caused by feline rhinotracheitis, calici, and panleukopenia viruses and Chlamydia psittaci- all respiratory viruses.