When and how to vaccinate dogs?

In veterinary use two types of vaccines. To stimulate processes that produce antibody preparations are used which contain a part of live viruses in a weakened state. To maintain the necessary number of antibodies produced booster vaccination, which are used for dead germs.


To date, there are drugs on the canine distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza, leptospirosis, rabies, parvovirus and coronavirus infections.

Vaccination is carried out by experienced veterinarian. Conduct its own can not, as it may harm the health of the animal.


Dates of vaccination


Dogs who are bottle-fed, have passive immunity, so the first vaccination for them to go through three to four weeks after birth.


Despite the fact that the vaccinated females of antibodies in blood and in milk is much higher than the unvaccinated do not vaccinate them during pregnancy — this must be done in advance. Prior to breeding them to be sure to be vaccinated against canine distemper and hepatitis.


The frequency with which produce vaccines, may vary from one year to three years — it all depends on the infection. Some vaccinations are only those animals that live in an area with a high incidence of a specific disease. This primarily refers to leptospirosis, parainfluenza and rabies.


Vaccination against distemper in puppies starts at age six to eight months of life. Vaccinations are repeated every three weeks until they reach 12-14 months. After that vaccination is repeated annually or as indicated on the specific drug.


Why is the vaccine does not always work?


It is important to remember that vaccination does not always produce the expected results. This may be due to improper storage of a drug or a decrease in the required dose. Furthermore, some compounds may have a suppressive effect on the production of antibodies and thus weaken the effect of the vaccine. These include, for example, cortisone.


However, the case and the way that the body itself does not take a dog vaccination. Often it happens with young puppies who have blocked the formation of passive immunity active.


The state of the sick animal would be better if he just entered the serum against the disease. But before that, need to see a specialist for advice, as the body of each dog reacts differently to medications.


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