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#9 MOST IMPORTANT DOG VACCINATION.

Are your dog vaccinations killing your dog????

The vaccines you are giving are of pure need???

If treated with the wrong vaccines can cause your dog problems ranging from lightly allergic reactions to chronic disease and even death.

So, it’s very important for you to know which vaccinations are absolutely important.

When your dog is protected by the vaccines he already has, Treating them again does not make them “more immune.” In fact, the excess can harm your dog poorly.

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”-Emily Dickinson

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 Firstly, Is vaccinating your dog is Necessary?

As a responsible owner, you would like to keep your dog away for any discomfort or disease. But also from the results of overdosing which might cost you a lifelong pain for your dog.

Some people might say that the vaccinations are just ease of your mind but core vaccinations are considered to be the most important for dogs.

Before Treating your dog, One must consider knowing types of vaccinations. They are generally divided into two parts:

Core vaccine:

 Vaccinations which are regardless of any circumstances must receive by your dog. This helps protect your pet from many life-threatening diseases, all over the world.

Rabies:

Is a viral disease found in many mammals, which if detected and treated on the first symptom can save your dog, Most of the death caused are because of rabies.

 Its shots are generally received by a 12 weeks old puppy, followed by second shot within a year from the first shot.

Boosters are usually given every one of three years.

Parvovirus:

 Canine parvovirus (parvo) can not be transferred from dogs to humans, but very easily spread from dog to dog.

Symptoms such as secondary infections, dehydration, diarrhea, vomiting, endotoxemia, lethargy can cause death.

The first shot is injected when the puppy is six weeks old and continues after every 2-4 weeks until sixteen weeks of age. Booster shots are given after total one year of the final shot.

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Distemper:

Canine distemper is a viral disease which is highly contagious. This mostly attacks Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, Urogenital and nervous system, which eventually leads to death.

 Sadly till date, no perfect cure is found. Recovery after canine distemper is considered as a rare. Symptoms are constant eye discharge with redness, vomiting, diarrhea, runny nose, High fever, Paralysis.

Treatment for distemper are usually given in combinations, commonly known as 5-way vaccinations (DHLPP)

D-Distemper

H-Hepatitis

L-Leptospirosis

P-Parvovirus

P-Para influenza

 DHLPP shots are given to 6 to 8 week’s, 10 to 12 weeks, and 14 to 16 weeks old puppy and final booster shot are provided after a year of last shots.

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Hepatitis/Adenovirus:

Adenovirus-1 causes canine hepatitis. This causes swelling and cell damage in the liver. Leading to hemorrhage and death.

 Symptoms include High fever, pale color, pain and cramps in abdominal portion, lack in appetite, lethargy, leading to death in very less time period.

Adenovirus-2 infects a dog with hepatitis leading to Kennel cough. Hacking cough, Inflammation in the nasal tract, white Discharge after cough, and Nasal discharge are the most common symptoms.

In between Adenovirus-1 and adenovirus-2,

 Adenovirus-2 is more preferred that is generally included with 5-way dog Vaccinations (DHLPP) or 7-Way Dog vaccinations (DAPPL4).

Given at the age of 6 to 8 weeks, 10 to 12 weeks and again 14 to 16 weeks as final shot and boosters are given after a year of last vaccinations.

Parainfluenza:

Commonly known as Canine influenza. Spread by a virus which is highly contagious.

 Infected dogs recover on their own but vets treat with normal antibiotics and cough syrups, and other hydrating fluids.

Dry cough, wheezing, lack of appetite, lethargy, conjunctivitis, and difficulties in breathing.

 Vaccinations are given in the combinations as Canine Distemper-Measles-Para influenza shots commonly known as DHPP shots.

 Actually, these shots don’t stop the virus to spread but decreases the seriousness of the infection.

Shots of vaccine are given when the puppies are of the age between 6 to 8 weeks, 10 to 12 weeks and followed by 14 to 16 weeks and after a total one year of the last shot booster shot are injected.

Non-core vaccine:

Not compulsorily required by every dog, but depending on Geographical location, local surrounding, And lifestyle might make your dog helpless from being vaccinated.

Bordatella:

Commonly known as kennel cough. Caused by bacteria, especially spread through Air contaminators.

These bacteria can get in contact with your dog If exposed to other kennel cough infected fellow dogs.

Or from sharing food bowls, water bowls, toys, and like other common items.  As bacteria multiply very fast,

It starts to induce Nasal discharge, sneezing, Fever, Fullness, Depression.

By giving antibiotics and cough syrups, Bordatella can be stopped before it results in Pneumonia and other secondary bacterial infections.

The bordetella can easily be treated as an orally given medication or Nasal spray. Kennel cough shots must be given every once in 12 months.

Lyme disease:

It is spread through a tick bite, unfortunately, there are no symptoms, But sometimes swelling over lymph nodes, and laziness can be considered as symptoms of Lyme disease.

If ignored it can cause high inflammation in the nervous system, Heart, Kidney, and can lead to death.

Positive Lyme infected dog should be treated with doxycycline,

In a worst-case scenario Antibiotics along with non-steroidal, Anti-Inflammatory drugs are suggested.

Lyme Disease vaccinations are generally not mandatory But taken seriously in areas where Lyme disease is spread.

8 weeks puppies are given their first dose and followed by the second dose after 2 to 4 weeks and a booster shot is given after a complete year.

Coronavirus:

Coronavirus attacks the intestinal tract. It is a short period infection, but cause various side effects and complications in rare cases.

Symptoms are an upset stomach, a slight decrease in appetite and lethargy. Stool often contains blood and mucus, with bad odor.

Unfortunately till date no treatment available for canine coronavirus. Only treatment you can give you a dog that is treating with antibiotics.

Canine Coronavirus (CCV) is very rarely fatal. But dogs with underdeveloped or compromised immune systems can be affected.

But unlike other dog vaccinations, Vaccinations for not recommended because it can cause mild or subclinical disease, in dogs younger than 6 to 8 weeks old.

Leptospirosis:

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It is a bacterial infection caused by leptospira named pathogen. Which mostly lives in water.

And transferred from dog to dog by getting in contact with contaminated urine. Symptoms are high fever, vomiting, frequent urination, lack of appetite, Generalised pain, and conjunctivitis.

It is very rarely fatal diseases. 10% of infected dogs results in death by secondary complications.

It is a non-core vaccination. Over time, the Infection rate has drastically decreased which is because doctors do not regularly give leptospirosis vaccine until there are numerous cases in nearby localities.

This vaccine can be given in combination with other vaccines like DHLPP can be given separately as well.

Consult your veterinary adviser if you find yourself overwhelmed. You and your doctor should be able to make the best decision for your dog.
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