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Why Vaccinate?

Vaccines help prevent many illnesses that affect pets. Vaccinating your pet has long been considered one of the easiest ways to help him live a long, healthy life. Not only are there different vaccines for different diseases, there are different types and combinations of vaccines. Vaccination is a procedure that has risks and benefits that must be weighed for every pet relative to his lifestyle and health. Your veterinarian can determine a vaccination regime that will provide the safest and best protection for your individual animal.

Timing and Frequency of Vaccinations

For puppies: If his mother has a healthy immune system, a puppy will most likely receive antibodies in mother’s milk while nursing. Puppies should receive a series of vaccinations starting at six to eight weeks of age. A veterinarian should administer a minimum of three vaccinations at three- to four-week intervals. The final dose should be administered at 16 weeks of age.

For adult dogs: Some adult dogs might receive certain vaccines annually, while other vaccines might be given every three years or longer.

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de-Worm

Pyrantel pamoate suspension is used to treat certain worm infections (Hookworms and Roundworms. It works by paralyzing the nervous system of the untestinal parasite, the parasite is then passed in the stool. It is not effective against tapeworms and or whipworms.

Distemper/Parvo

Distemper causes flu like symptoms, runny nose and fever and often ends in death, due to the deadly course of distemper, it is considered an essential vaccine for canines.

Parvo virus causes vomiting and diarrhea, with immediate hospitalization and intensive care, some dogs can survive, parvo is a serious disease and often results in death, especially in young puppies.

Parvo is contracted by contact with the virus, commonly in the stool of an infected dog, the virus is extremely hardy and can survive in grass and on other surfaces for years. Distemper is airborne like the common cold, sneezing and sharing bowl with an infected dog can pass the distemper virus.

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rabies

The Rabies virus is a neurotropic virus that causes rabies in humans and animals. Rabies transmission can occur through the saliva of wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes. The rabies virus infects the central nervous system, ultimately causing disease in the brain and death. In most states it’s the law to vaccinate against Rabies.

Bordetella

Bordetella is important in order to protect your dog from the hacking cough
and snotty nose brought on by the easily contracted bacteria that causes the highly contagious disease. Bordetella is one of several viral and bacterial agents responsible for kennel cough syndrome. Bordetella is highly contagious, easily transmitted through the air or direct contact.

The vaccine for dogs is administered by injection under the skin or intranasally ( nose drops) .