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Protect Your Pet with At-Home Vaccines


January 21, 2023

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CHOOSING A VACCINE FOR DOGS & PUPPIES

Canine Spectra by Durvet offers options of vaccines for dogs and puppies. For puppies, they offer one with protection against canine Coronavirus (Spectra 6) and one without (Spectra 5). For dogs, they offer an option without without protection against canine Coronavirus (spectra 9) and two with the Coronavirus antigen (Spectra 10 and 10 + Lyme), one of which also protects against Lyme disease.

Chart with the suggested schedule for Durvet Canine Spectra Dog Vaccines

A recommended vaccination schedule should start at or about 6 weeks of age with either Spectra 5 or 6. The presence of maternal antibodies is known to interfere with the development of active immunity. Puppies should be revaccinated every 2 to 3 weeks until at least 18 weeks of age. All dogs over 16 weeks of age should initially receive one dose of Spectra 9, Spectra 10, or Spectra 10 + Lyme and a second dose of the same vaccine 2 to 3 weeks later. Annual revaccination with a single dose of the same vaccine is recommended.

Chart comparing different Durvet Canine Spectra Dog Vaccines

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Puppies 8 weeks and under:

Spectra 5 | 5-way protection – Economical choice for puppies
The Spectra 5 vaccine is a combination of immunogenic, attenuated strains of Canine Distemper, Canine Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2), Canine Parainfluenza, and Canine Parvovirus Type 2b, propagated in cell line tissue cultures. The CAV-2 fraction cross-protects against respiratory infection caused by infectious canine hepatitis (CAV-1).

Durvet, Canine Spectra 5 Vaccine

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Spectra 6 | 6-way protection – Ideal first puppy vaccine with CORONA for added peace-of-mind
The Spectra 6 vaccine is a combination of immunogenic, attenuated strains of Canine Distemper, Canine Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2), Canine Parainfluenza, and Canine Parvovirus Type 2b, propagated in cell line tissue cultures. The diluent contains killed antigens for Canine Coronavirus Vaccine. The CAV-2 fraction cross-protects against respiratory infection caused by infectious canine hepatitis (CAV-1).

Durvet, Canine Spectra 6

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Puppies and Dogs over 8 weeks:

Spectra 9 | 9-way protection – Economical vaccine
The Spectra 9 vaccine is a combination of immunogenic, attenuated strains of Canine Distemper, Canine Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2), Canine Parainfluenza, and Canine Parvovirus Type 2b, propagated in cell line tissue cultures. The diluent contains killed antigens for Leptospira Canicola-Grippotyphosa-Icterohaemorrhagiae-Pomona bacterial extract. The CAV-2 fraction cross-protects against respiratory infection caused by infectious canine hepatitis (CAV-1).

Durvet, Spectra 9-Way Canine Vaccine

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Spectra 10 | 10-way protection – A comprehensive vaccine, ideal for multi-dog owners
The Spectra 10 vaccine is a combination of immunogenic, attenuated strains of Canine Distemper, Canine Adenovirus Type 2 (CAV-2), Canine Parainfluenza, and Canine Parvovirus Type 2b, propagated in cell line tissue cultures. The diluent contains killed antigens for Canine Coronavirus Vaccine-Leptospira Canicola-Grippotyphosa- Icterohaemorrhagiae-Pomona bacterial extract. The CAV-2 fraction cross-protects against respiratory infection caused by infectious canine hepatitis (CAV-1).

Durvet, Spectra 10-Way Canine Vaccine

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Spectra 10 + Lyme | 10-way protection plus Lyme – A comprehensive vaccine with Lyme disease protection, ideal for hunting, working and outdoor dogs
The Spectra 10 + Lyme vaccine is a combination of immunogenic, attenuated strains of CDV, CAV2, CPIV, and CPV type 2b, propagated in cell line tissue cultures. The diluent contains killed CCV and Bburg antigens with Leptospira bacterial antigens. The CAV2 fraction has been shown to be effective against disease due to CAV1. The CPV2b strain has been demonstrated to be effective against CPV2c in puppies with CPV maternal antibody.  Gentamicin and thimerosal added as preservatives.

Spectra KC3 | Effective protection against Canine Cough
The Spectra KC3 intranasal drops (formerly known as Kenel-Jec) is a combination of immunogenic, attenuated strain of canine adenovirus type 2 (CAV2) and canine parainfluenza (CPIV) propagated in cell line tissue cultures with an avirulent live culture of Bordetella bronchiseptica (common bacteria responsible for kennel cough in dogs).

Spectra KC 3 Canine Vaccine

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CHOOSING A VACCINE FOR CATS

Feline Focus Cat Vax 3 by Durvet offers two options for cats and kittens 8 weeks of age, one with that offers protection against Feline Leukemia (Focus Cat Vax 3 + FeLV) and one without (Focus Cat Vax 3). Both vaccines offer protection from the three core cat dieseases, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia. Due to maternal antibodies in kittens, repeated vaccinations are recommended until 16 weeks of age. See the recommended vaccination protocol for a complete schedule.

Chart with the suggested schedule for Durvet Feline Focus Cat Vaccines

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Focus Cat Vax 3 | 3-way protection for the core feline diseases
Focus Cat Vax 3 is designed for subcutaneous vaccinations of healthy cats, eight weeks of age or older, as an aid in the prevention of disease caused by feline Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia (feline distemper) viruses. Each of the viruses are widespread and are common disease-causing agents in cats.

Durvet Feline Focus Vaccine 3 Injection

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Focus Cat Vax 3 + FeLV | 3-way protection for the core feline diseases plus Leukemia protection for added peace-of-mind
Focus Cat Vax 3 + FeLV vaccine is designed for subcutaneous vaccinations of healthy cats, eight weeks of age or older, as an aid in the prevention of disease caused by feline Leukemia, Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia (feline distemper) viruses. Each of the viruses are widespread and are common disease causing agents in cats.

Focus Cat Vax 3 Plus FeLV, Single Dose with Syringe

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VACCINATING AT HOME

Vaccinating your pet at home can be quick, easy, and less expensive. It may also be less stressful for your pet to not have to travel. However, there are important considerations before vaccinating at home.

Only vaccinate healthy animals. Animals incubating any disease or stressed due to shipping, malnutrition, or parasitism may not achieve or maintain an adequate immune response.

Although rare, severe allergic reactions (anaphylactoid) may occur that require immediate veterinary care. ANTIDOTE: EPINEPHRINE

It is a good idea to speak with your veterinarian before beginning an at-home vaccination protocol.

Syringes and needles are considered hazardous waste and they must be disposed of accordance with local laws and regulations. They CANNOT be put in the trash or recycling. Most cities and counties offer a sharps or medical waste program. Contact your local government for disposal details. Vials and unused contents should be burned or disposed of the same way.

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DO-IT-YOURSELF VACCINATION GUIDE

by Durvet

Each single-dose bag of Canine Spectra or Feline Focus vaccine contains a syringe and two vials – one with liquid contents and one with freeze-dried contents. Use immediately after mixing as shown below. The dosage is 1 mL injected subcutaneously.

Step One:
Open syringe by twisting or tapping the cap against a hard surface to break the heat weld. Insert the needle directly through the cap of the vial containing liquid. Withdraw the contents into the syringe.

Step Two:
Inject the syringe contents into the vial containing freeze-dried material and shake well.

Step Three:
Withdraw the entire vaccine mixture (1 mL) into the syringe. Remove any air by gently pushing the plunger until the vaccine just begins to flow from the needle.

Step Four:
The vaccine will be injected subcutaneously. The recommended vaccination site is the loose skin at the back of the neck and shoulder. Gently grasp and elevate a fold of loose skin. Insert the needle into the soft tissue directly under the skin and inject the entire contents of the syringe. Do not inject directly into a blood vessel. IMPORTANT NOTE: Before injecting vaccine, pull back slightly on syringe plunger. If blood enters the syringe freely, choose another injection site.

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