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Changes Being Implemented in response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

  1. Limite of ONE caretaker/family member with each pet presented to the hospital. 

  2. Preventative health appointemnts ARE LIMITED TO those cats and dogs due for rabies vaccination or heartworm testing. 

  3. Clients are encouraged to POSTPONE elective surgical procedures.  These include ovariohysterectomies, castrations, declaws & dentals without significant periodontal disease. 

  4. Unless it is an emergency, ALL PRESCRIPTIONS will be mailed to clients, or you will need to utilize the hospital's online store to fulfill prescriptions and pet food orders. 

  5. Scheduling for pets requiring in hospital treatment protocols (chemotherapy, laser therapy, etc.) will continue.  Recheck exams of ongoing cases will continue to be scheduled as needed.

  6. Sick pets & emergencies will continue to be seen.  ONE caretaker / family member is allowed to be with the pet upon arrival at the hospital. 

  7. Euthanasia appointments will continue to be scheduled.  ONE caretaker / family member is allowed to be with the pet upon arrival at the hospital. 

  8. Senior citizens, immunocompromised individuals, or those with pre-existing health conditions that might make them at higher risk of infection are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to appoint a family member or other individual to bring their pet to the hospital should it require veterinary care.  We would encourage this segment of our clientele to stay at home until local, state, and national health authorities determine otherwise. 

  9. Any individuals with signs known to be associated with COVID-19 coronavirus infection (fever, tiredness, and dry cough) are UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES allowed to bring a pet to the hospital.  If this pet needs to be seen for emergency care, arrangements must be made for a different individual outside your household to bring your pet to the hospital for care.  

  10. These changes will be in place for the foreseeable future.  Additional measures may be implemented without hotice.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Your health, your pet's health, & the health of the employees of Lakeside Animal Hospital are our priority in facing this serious worldwide pandemic.  

We are all in this together!

Canine Vaccines

What is the schedule for the core vaccinations for my dog?

(The information below is derived from the 2011 AAHA Canine Vaccination Guidelines.)

Vaccine

Type of vaccine

Age and frequency
of vaccination

Associated disease

Canine   Distemper  
Virus (CDV)*

Modified
Live Virus

Initial series of vaccine should be given at 6-8, 12, and 16 weeks of age.  Dogs should then receive a single booster vaccination no later than 1 year after completion of the initial series and be revaccinated every 3 years thereafter.

 

Infection with canine distemper results in a highly fatal systemic disease from respiratory, gastrointestinal, and neurologic abnormalities.

Canine   Adenovirus   Type-2*

Modified
Live Virus

Initial series of vaccine should be given at 6-8, 12, and 16 weeks of age.  Dogs should then receive a single booster vaccination no later than 1 year after completion of the initial series and be revaccinated every 3 years thereafter.

 

Canine adenovirus type-2 causes a mild respiratory disease but also produces a protective immune response against canine adenovirus type-1, the virus responsible for canine infectious hepatitis.

Canine   Parvovirus*

Modified
Live Virus

Initial series of vaccine should be given at 6-8, 12, and 16 weeks of age.  Dogs should then receive a single booster vaccination no later than 1 year after completion of the initial series and be revaccinated every 3 years thereafter.

 

Canine parvovirus infection causes a serious and potentially fatal gastrointestinal disease in unvaccinated dogs of any age.

Canine   Parainfluenza   Virus*

Modified
Live Virus

Initial series of vaccine should be given at 6-8, 12, and 16 weeks of age.  Dogs should then receive a single booster vaccination no later than 1 year after completion of the initial series and be revaccinated every 3 years thereafter.

 

Canine parainfluenza virus is one cause of “kennel cough” syndrome.  This virus causes mild upper respiratory disease in otherwise healthy dogs but more severe signs in puppies or debilitated dogs. This vaccine is often combined with the intranasal form of the Bordetella vaccine.

Rabies Virus


Killed Virus
                       

A single dose of vaccine should be given no earlier than 12 weeks of age. Revaccination is continued 1 year following the initial dose and every 3 years thereafter.

 

Rabies virus causes a fatal neurological disease, and infected dogs are a potential source for human infection.  State and local laws mandate rabies vaccination for dogs.

 *Components of the multivalent vaccine labeled DA2PP

Are there additional vaccines that my dog should receive beyond the core vaccinations?

Vaccine Type of vaccine Age and frequency

of vaccination
Associated disease
Canine Bordetella Modified Live Virus

Intraoral/Intranasal:  initial dose should be given at 6-8 weeks of age. A single dose is sufficient to provide immunity.  This vaccine should be boostered annually regardless of route of administration.

 

Bordetella is another cause of the “kennel cough” syndrome.  Infection in susceptible dogs generally causes a self-limiting, upper respiratory disease and rarely causes life-threatening disease in otherwise healthy animals.
Leptospirosis Killed vaccine

The initial series is given no earlier than 12 weeks of age and should be boostered 2-4 weeks later. Revaccination is continued on an annual basis thereafter.

 

Canine leptospirosis is a bacterial infection which can result in serious damage to the kidneys and liver in some susceptible dogs.  The disease can be transmitted directly between animal or indirectly through exposure of susceptible animals to a contaminated environment, especially one with stagnant or slow-moving bodies of water.
Lyme
(
Borrelia burgdorferi)
Killed Vaccine

The initial series is given no earlier than 12 weeks of age and should be boostered 2-4 weeks later. Revaccination is continued on an annual basis thereafter.  In addition to vaccination, prevention of canine Lyme disease includes regular utilization of tick control products.

 

Infection with (Borrelia burgdorferi), the causative agent of Lyme disease can cause clinical disease in some susceptible dogs.  Symptoms include fever, poor appetite, enlarged lymph nodes, and inflammatory joint disease.  There are isolated reports of Lyme disease resulting in heart and kidney function impairment or failure.