Canine Spectra 5 is a vaccination for dogs and puppies to protect against Canine Distemper, Canine Adenovirus Types 1 & 2, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus. This single dose vaccine contains Type 2B Parvovirus for immunity and protection against all recognized field strains.
This vaccine meets or exceeds all USDA standards and it is a convenient choice of intramuscular or subcutaneous administration. It is economical and the ideal first shot for puppies. The dose size is 1mL and it is given intramuscularly or subcutaneously. Do not inject directly into blood vessel. (see note below).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Before injecting vaccine pull back slightly on syringe plunger. If blood enters the syringe freely, choose another injection site. For puppies 9 weeks or younger vaccinate healthy puppies at 3-4 week intervals until 16 weeks of age for at least 3 doses. For puppies over 9 weeks and adults give a minimum of 2 doses at 3-4 week intervals. Annual revaccination with a single dose is recommended.
PRECAUTIONS: Do not vaccinate pregnant animals. Do not use in ferrets or mink. Protective immunity may not be completely established in all puppies vaccinated at less than 16 weeks of age because of maternal antibody interference. 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. Burn containers and unused contents. It is possible that rare, severe allergic reactions (anaphylactoid) may occur that require immediate veterinary care.
See label for complete directions and precautions.