Canine Vaccination & Deworming Guidelines

(updated)
Our canine vaccination schedule is based on the guidelines set by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) as published in 2006.

Puppy Series (for dogs started at <16 weeks of age)
2 weeks – Deworming
4 weeks – Deworming
6 weeks – DHLPPi  vaccination + Deworming
9 weeks – DHLPPi vaccination
12 weeks – DHLPPi + Rabies vaccinations
15 weeks – Bordetella bronchiseptica vaccination
18 weeks – Bordetella bronchiseptica vaccination

Puppy Series (for dogs started at >16 weeks of age)
18 weeks – DHLPPi + Bordetella bronchiseptica + Rabies + Deworming
21 weeks – DHLPPi + Bordetella bronchiseptica + Deworming

Booster Shots
Deworming – every 3-6 months after the puppy series (depending on your pet’s environment).
DHLPPi – single dose given 1 year after the puppy series, followed by an interval of 3 years.
Rabies – annual booster is required according to Philippine laws.
Lepstospira – every 12 months after the first DHLPPi booster shot (>1 year of age).
Bordetella bronchiseptica – annual booster.

*** For dogs started <16 weeks of age, DHLPPi is administered at 3 doses, 3-4 weeks apart.
*** For dogs started >16 weeks of age, DHLPPi is administered at 2 doses, 3-4 weeks apart.
*** DHLPPi stands for canine distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus & parainfluenza.
*** Bordetella bronchiseptica is given initially at 2 doses, 2-4 weeks apart.

13 thoughts on “Canine Vaccination & Deworming Guidelines”

  1. hai doc.. i just want to know if what is DHLPPi vaccination? my dog is 3 months and he already taken rabies vac and deworming last week..what is the DHLPPi vaccination for?

    1. Hi Owny. DHLPPi stands for:
      D – distemper
      H – hepatitis
      L – leptospirosis
      P – parvovirus
      Pi – paraInfluenza.

      These are important diseases (aside from rabies) than can infect your pet dog. It is best to vaccinate your pet with DHLPPi also. 🙂

  2. Hi doc! 🙂 I just bought a new pup, schnoodle and she’s 2 months old. Her previous owner told me that she has been dewormed only once at 2 weeks of age and no vaccine. Is it still possible for my puppy to be dewormed at the age of 2 months or 3? 🙂

    1. Hi Yen. Yes, your pet may be given a dewormer. With regards to the table provided, I think I have unintentionally skipped that pups are preferably dewormed during vaccine visits.

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