DOGUE DE BORDEAUX PUPPY VACCINATIONS

Schedule of Dogue de Bordeaux Puppy Vaccinations & Dewormings

 

Administering the appropriate inoculations and medicines at the appropriate time is equally vital to your new Dogue de Bordeaux puppy’s health as anything else. Hence, we follow a strict regimen here at Premiere Roux Bordeaux.

It is important to note that not only is every litter different,  but also every puppy is a unique individual. Accordingly, some litters/puppies need certain medications or supplements that other litters/puppies may not need, or need at different times. Furthermore, we may use one medicine in place of another if it is in the puppy’s best interest. The health and vitality of my puppies is my priority!

 

Dogue de Bordeaux Puppy Vaccinations

 

Colostrum

The first milk produced by the mother within the first 24 hours after giving birth is called colostrum. Colostrum contains vital nutrients, antibodies, electrolytes, as well as vitamins that protect our very vulnerable newborns against disease. In what is referred to as ‘Passive Immunity’ the mother transfers her immunity to common diseases such as Parvovirus to her babies. These maternal antibodies ingested in the first day of life protect the puppy for weeks to come. In fact, colostrum is often referred to as nature’s first vaccine.

 

2 Weeks

Dewormed with Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension.

 

4 Weeks

Dewormed with Pyrantel Pamoate Suspension.

 

6 Weeks

First combination vaccine: Nobivac DAPPv (Canine Distemper-Adenovirus Type 2-Parainfluenza-Parvovirus) 5-way vaccine booster.

Dewormed and treated with Fenbendazole and Albon.*

Every litter is raised inside our home. Play sessions take place in only the most controlled of areas until the puppies have received their first vaccination. Our big dog play yard and equally high traffic zones are reserved until they can safely explore them.

 

8 Weeks

Dewormed and treated with Febendazole and Albon.*

 

9 Weeks

Second combination vaccine: Nobivac DAPPv (Canine Distemper-Adenovirus Type 2-Parainfluenza-Parvovirus) 5-way vaccine booster.

 

12 Weeks

Third combination vaccine: Nobivac DAPPv (Canine Distemper-Adenovirus Type 2-Parainfluenza-Parvovirus) 5-way vaccine booster.

Dewormed with Fenbendazole.

 

15 Weeks

Fourth combination vaccine: Nobivac DAPPv (Canine Distemper-Adenovirus Type 2-Parainfluenza-Parvovirus) 5-way vaccine booster.

 

16 Weeks

Dewormed with Fenbendazole.

 

4 Months

Begin monthly heartworm+ preventative – 1% Ivermectin.

 

6 Months

First Rabies vaccine administered by a veterinarian. This is a mandatory annual vaccination.

 

1 Year

Annual booster vaccination.

There are two kinds of vaccines. “Core” vaccines and “non-core” vaccines. ALL dogs and puppies should receive Core vaccines. These include vaccines for Parvorvirus, Adenovirus, and Distemper Virus.

In contrast, Non-core vaccines are optional vaccines that should be considered in light of your Dogue de Bordeaux’s lifestyle, age, health status, and geographical location. These include vaccines for Parainfluenza Virus, Bordetella, Leptospira, and Lyme disease.

 

 

*Like most breeders who have educated themselves, I too proactively and preventatively treat each litter for coccidia and giardia using a combination of Fenbendazole and Albon.

Coccidia are small one-celled organisms that live in the intestinal tracts of over half of all puppies. Much of the time, you would never know because the puppy may never show any physical signs.  However, stress or change in diet can cause the coccidia to flourish and, in effect, cause symptoms such as diarrhea to appear.

The organisms can be carried by bugs, rabbits, mice, cats, dogs, and other animals. Consequently, when dogs and puppies play in the yard, they can pick up the oocytes. I do NOT believe in keeping my puppies cooped up in the house 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the first two months of their lives. Once they are old enough, I want my Dogue de Bordeaux puppies to experience the feel of the grass under their paws, the wind on their whiskers, the sun on their backs, the sounds of birds chirping, and other important stimuli outdoor play sessions provide. When outdoors, the puppies have an overwhelming chance of coming in contact with it. Yours will too, when you allow him or her to walk on grass in your yard or at parks. Thus, we have a thorough program of prevention while the puppies are with us.