Puppy Protocol: Deworming and Vaccines
Puppy deworming and vaccination protocol
Deworming Protocol – Nursing moms and puppies over 4 weeks of age will be dewormed using Pyrantel Pamoate 1ml per 10 pounds of weight every 2 weeks times 4 doses with a final deworming of the mother dog after separation from the puppies. If Panacur is being used for treatments of Giardia and overlaps a 2 week deworming, the Pyrantel will not be given as the Panacur will count as that deworming.
1st – Vaccine given at 6 to 8 weeks of age: DA2PPv+C (new name: Nobivac Canine 1- DAPPv+C)
1 of 4 vaccines.
2nd – Vaccine given two weeks after the first: Da2PPv+C (Nobivac Canine 1-DAPPv+CV) 2 of 4 vaccines.
3rd – Vaccine given one month later: DA2PPv+L (Nobivac Canine 1-DAPPv+L2 or Nobicac Canine 1-DAPPv+Lepto4 – Lepto 4 comes as a standalone injection and can be paired with DAPPv or given separately).
4th – Vaccine given one month later: DA2PPv+L (Nobivac Canine 1-DAPPv+L2 or Lepto 4).
5th – Vaccine given after 20 weeks of age. Puppies who have not been adopted and reach 20 weeks of age at the Sanctuary will receive another DA2PPv (Nobivac Canine 1-DAPPv) without Corona or Lepto.
Puppies who arrive at age 12 weeks or older can have Lepto vaccine as part of their initial vaccination program, however they should still receive Corona virus vaccination if they are under 6 months of age. As Lepto can be a “ stand alone” vaccine, a combo of DA2PPv+C (Nobivac Canine 1-DAPPv+Cv) can be administered, and then a few days later the Nobivac: Lepto 4 Re-vaccination will be done in 2 weeks with DA2PPv+C (or Nobivac Canine 1-DAPPv+Cv) and re-vaccination in 1 month of Nobivac: Lepto 4. Separating the Corona virus vaccine and the Leptospirosis vaccine is recommended to decrease vaccine reaction.
*** Toy breed puppies and dachshund puppies will not receive Lepto vaccine at all.
Puppies who arrive with some documented vaccinations will have their vaccine schedule adjusted on a case-by-case basis.
1-year Rabies vaccine will be given at approximately 16 weeks of age and/or after eruption of some adult teeth. Exceptions requiring earlier vaccination may occur when adoption travel requirements must be met.
Nursing Moms will not normally be vaccinated until pups are weaned and will remain with the pups until approximately 6-8 weeks of age. After separation from puppies the mother dog will receive 2 vaccines (DA2PPv+L or Nobivac Canine 1-DAPPv+L4 ***) 1 month apart and a 1-year rabies vaccine unless there is documentation showing she has had previous vaccines.