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"Core" Vaccines
These are the vaccines all dogs in our practice area should receive.
They will differ from region to region and country to country.
Canine Parvovirus
Canine Distemper Virus
Canine Hepatitis

Franklin Vets Vaccination Schedule for Dogs

  • First booster vaccine of Vanguard 5 plus and Leptoguard should be given 12 months after completion of the puppy course.
  • Subsequent vaccinations are annual for Leptoguard, and every three years for Vanguard Plus
If regular vaccines in a previously vaccinated dog have lapsed by more than three months, it will require two vaccinations with Leptoguard to get back on track, but only one with Vanguard Plus 5.
  • Vanguard Plus 5 (Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper Virus, Canine Adenovirus 1 and Canine Adenovirus 2, Parainfluenza Virus) every 3-4 weeks until 12 weeks old.
  • Leptoguard (leptospirosis) twice, 3-4 weeks apart.
"Non-Core Vaccines"
These are vaccines that may be required by your dog and will only be recommended if considered necessary by one of our vets.

Kennel Cough Complex
Injectable (Canvac CCI) or Intranasal (Ontovac) options are available.  These are recommended only if your dog goes to boarding kennels or dog shows, where close contact with other dogs occurs.
  • Canvac CCI is given initially twice, one month apart, then annually. 
  • Ontavac is given annually, but note this is an intranasal vaccine and many dogs do not like having it.
  • Canvac needs to be give at least five weeks before kenneling if it is the first time the dog has received this vaccine, and one week prior to kenneling if it is an annual booster.
  • Ontavac should be given at least 2 weeks before kenneling.
6 weeks old Health Check, Vanguard Plus 5 & Leptoguard
9 weeks old Health Check, Vanguard Plus 5 & Leptoguard
12 weeks old Health Check & Vanguard Plus 5
1 year Health Check, Vanguard Plus 5 & Leptoguard
2 years Health Check & Leptoguard
3 years Health Check & Leptoguard
4 years Health Check, Vanguard Plus 5 & Leptoguard
Going to Kennels? Health Check & Canvac CCI

Puppies should not be allowed off the property until two weeks after the completion of their puppy course at 12 weeks old.

Adverse Events
All vaccines, like all drugs, have the potential to cause adverse reactions.
It should be emphasised that the chance of an adverse reaction is extremely small, and that the vast majority of reactions are minor and require no treatment. 
We take every reaction seriously, and ask you to report any concerns to us as soon as possible so that we can make a formal report of the reaction to the manufacturer.