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Vaccination process and some notes for first-time dog owners

Getting your dog vaccinated on time and properly will help your dog’s immune system. From there, the body will be able to prevent the entry of dangerous and common disease-causing organisms in dogs, especially those without a cure or infectious disease. Therefore, if you are a beginner in raising a dog, don’t forget to save the following complete information on vaccination to ensure that the pet dog is always healthy.

1. VACCINATION process recommended for puppy from vet

1.1. prevention shot for puppy from 6 – 8 weeks old

This is the first shot that a puppy needs to get, right after the dog stops breastfeeding. This shot will help your dog prevent common diseases, including:

  • Carre virus (sauce disease) is a disease that is transmitted by dogs being exposed to pathogens. Or it can also be through indirect routes such as dogs in contact with cages, food bowls, toys, items that have been infected with germs. The disease is caused by the virus so there is no special treatment, so early vaccination is necessary.
  • Parvovirus is a disease transmitted through infected dog feces, food, water or supplies. Parvo’s disease currently has no special treatment and is a very high risk of death in puppies. Therefore, it is recommended to give the dog an early vaccination, before the dog shows symptoms to prevent the risk of serious illness.
  • Hepatitis infecting dogs is a disease transmitted through food that has been infected with germs from feces, urine, and saliva of the sick dog. Cured dogs can still relapse. And even, in severe cases, dogs can die. Therefore, vaccinating dogs from an early age is necessary.
  • Kennel coughing is a respiratory disease that is very common in dogs, especially during the change of seasons, with cold winds and high humidity.
  • Canine parainfluenza virus can cause puppies to lose energy, quit eating, and eat less than usual. If a dog has a long-term illness, it can cause many dangerous complications to the body such as pneumonia.
  • Lepto disease is a particularly dangerous disease for dogs. The disease comes from a type of spring-shaped bacterium, which is also called hook-and-spoke bacterium or bacterium. Lepto disease has a very high incidence of dog death and can be transmitted to humans if dogs are not vaccinated early and at the right time.
  • Canine coronavirus is a type of intestinal disease that is easily spread in dogs. Usually, it is relatively mild and easy to treat. But in cases where the coronavirus occurs simultaneously with dogs being infected with the virus that causes parvovirus, or infection caused by other intestinal germs, dogs can die.
Getting your dogs vaccinated is a must-do thing

Getting your dogs vaccinated is a must-do thing

1.2. SECOND PREVENTION SHOT FOR DOGS FROM 10 – 12 WEEKS OLD

According to veterinarians, people should not give the second shot to puppies 2 weeks earlier and 4 weeks later from the time when dogs were given the first shot. This shot will help the puppy prevent above-mentioned 7 diseases.

1.3. SECOND PREVENTION SHOT FOR DOGS FROM 14 – 16 WEEKS OLD

Similar to the previous two shots, you should not give your dog an injection 2 weeks earlier and 4 weeks later from the time the dog was given the second shot.

Similar to the previous two shots, you should not give your dog the third prevention shot 2 weeks earlier and 4 weeks later from the time the dog was given the second shot.

After these three shots, you need to remember your dog’s vaccination schedule to take your dog to get the shots again and repeat the 7-in-1 shot within a year. It is best to take your dog for a prevention shot at a fixed and particular time, so it’d be easy to remember for you. You need to renew your dogs’ 7-in-1 vaccination annually as scheduled.

1.4. GETTING YOUR DOGs READY FOR A RABIES VACCINATION when they reach 3-month-old milestone

It should be noted that rabies vaccinations for dogs are completely unrelated to the vaccinations listed above. In the case of puppies, owners need to send dogs for rabies shots twice in the first year, every 3 months. After that, rabies shots should be given repeatedly every year.

Don't forget the rabies vaccine when they are 3-month-old

Don’t forget the rabies vaccine when they are 3-month-old

2. some notes when getting dogs for vaccination

Although there are clear schedules for vaccinations for dogs as listed above, there are some issues that you need to pay attention to and take notes to ensure the best effect.

2.1. Get your dog vaccinated as timely as possible

If you can’t give your puppy the first injection schedule from 8 weeks old due to some cause, you need to have your dog catch up on the entire schedule as soon as possible.

2.2. proper care process for puppies after being given vaccination

First, you can abstain from bathing your dog for one week from the day of dog’s vaccination.
Next, you can boost your puppy’s body’s nutritional supplements. In there, you should keep your puppy on fat, milk, and fishy food for a week. The reason is that when the dog’s body is vaccinated, it is stimulated to produce antibodies. This often leads to fatigue or mild fever in dogs. At the same time, dogs also need a lot of nutrition to produce the necessary number of antibodies.

Providing dogs with more nutritious supplements

Providing dogs with more nutritious supplements

3. cases when dogs are not allowed to be vaccinated

3.1. WHEN YOUR DOG IS IN BAD HEALTH

When dogs are diagnosed with bad health, getting vaccinated can lead to a risk of shock or unfortunate side effects. Even dogs’ lives are at risk in many cases. Especially when dogs are infected or endothermic, it is necessary to give the dog the treatment of parasites first. Dogs need to be cared for until they are healthy before they can be vaccinated normally.
In these cases, only the vet who visited the dog could provide the most appropriate and specific dog vaccination schedule. Therefore, you should not give your dog a free vaccination before having a general medical examination of your dog at prestigious and quality veterinary facilities.

In these cases, only the veterinarian who examined the dog gave the most appropriate and specific dog vaccination schedule. Therefore, you should not voluntarily vaccinate your dog, but perform general health checkups for your dog at safe, prestigious and quality medical facilities.

Do not get sick dogs vaccinated

Do not get sick dogs vaccinated

3.2. pregnant dogs

Dogs are pregnant for more than a month and females who are about to give birth should not be vaccinated, especially with 7 diseases. Because this can shock a puppy in the womb. Since then, there have been miscarriages and stillbirths.

3.3. Half a month after birth, mother dogs are not allowed to get vaccinated

A mother dog is breastfeeding or is only half a month old, and vaccination can cause fever and local inflammatory pain. Since then, it affects the secretion of milk by the mother dog. Not only that, when a puppy drinks the milk of a recently vaccinated mother dog, it can also cause many complications.

3.4. puppies are still being breastfed

As mentioned in the dog vaccination schedule above, dogs who have been breast-feeding have just started getting vaccinated. The reason is because a puppy who is breastfeeding will receive resistance from the breast milk. In addition, the health of newborn puppies is also not stable and fully developed, vaccinating them too early is very easy to cause shock and other risks.

Do not get newborn dogs vaccinated

Do not get newborn dogs vaccinated

Ths, the above is a schedule for vaccinating dogs as well as notes that any dog owner should pay attention to. In short, before making any applications for your pet dog, it is best to consult a professional veterinarian first. To ensure that vaccination works best and avoid unfortified conventions. You can go to Animal Doctors International, which provisions full medical care and injections for various dogs.