Doggy vaccinations are essential in order to prevent the once common deadly doggy diseases. It plays a vital role in protecting your doggy from many dangerous and even fatal diseases. There are many different forms of vaccines and your vet will be able to advise you about which ones are essential for your doggy.
There are laws that require all dogs to be vaccinated for rabies, there are a number of other vaccinations that can protect your doggy from serious diseases that are easily preventable.
Vaccinations contain antigens, which mimic disease-causing organisms in a doggy’s immune system, but don’t actually cause disease. The purpose of vaccinations is to mildly stimulate the immune system by having it recognize the antigens present. This way, if a doggy becomes exposed to the real disease, it’s immune system will recognize it, and therefore be prepared to fight it off. Vaccinations mostly are biological preparations containing killed or weakened microbes that cause disease. When an animal is injected with a vaccine, its immune system easily combats and destroys these microbes, developing an increased resistance to the threat in the process.
Core Doggy Vaccinations
Core dog vaccinations are considered vital to all doggys based on a universal risk of exposure, the severity of disease, and the risk of transmission to other dogs, as well as other animal species including human beings.
Core Vaccinations include:
Canine Parvovirus, Distemper, and Hepatitis (DHPP)
Non-Core Vaccinations include:
Doggy vaccinations are very important to the overall health and wellness of your doggy, but not all doggy needs to be vaccinated. Some vaccinations should only be administered depending on the following:
How Often Should A Doggy Be Vaccinated?
A doggy’s vaccination timeline varies depending on its age. Generally speaking, puppies are given their first round of vaccine injections about six to eight weeks after birth. After puppyhood, most doggy owners only visit once per year for their doggy’s yearly rabies and DHPP shots. This is a great timeline to follow making sure your doggy is safe from these nasty diseases.
Reactions Associated With Doggy Vaccinations
Loss of appetite
Pain or swelling around the injection site
It is very important that your doggy receive a complete physical examination on an annual basis. If you want to ensure that your doggy receives the highest standard of care and protection, your doggy should be examined by your vet for a wellness examination at least once a year.