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Vaccinations: a fundamental moment in a puppy’s life

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There are numerous vaccination plans for each type of pet, depending on its breed, size, tendency to diseases, and specificities, and therefore it is essential to consult the veterinarian because there are many external factors that may affect each puppysuch as climate, weather specific diseases and other aspects that need to be immunized.

The first vaccinations are received by a puppy from its mother, since the colostrum they suckle contains the mother’s antibodies, so it is essential to let the animals spend a few weeks suckling before weaning. These antibodies disappear with weaning and it is then necessary to start vaccination.

Deworming and start the plan

The first step is deworming, since the mother transmits this type of problem to the puppy through suckling. The first vaccinations should begin at five or six months, even at four months.

Fundamental vaccines for almost all breeds are canine distemper, adenovirus type 2, hepatitis and leptopyrosis. The dose for these vaccines can be given at nine weeks.

In addition, some breeds should start earlier, at four weeks, with the parvovirus test since it is a common disease in Golden, Doberman, Husky, Rotweiller and other mixed breeds. The second dose of this is also performed at nine weeks, and the third at twelve weeks.

Do not forget the rage

A fundamental vaccine that should not be forgotten due to its high incidence in dogs is rabies, since this disease is also contagious in humans. The rabies vaccine should be administered when the puppy is four months old.

Subsequently, the quintuple vaccine is repeated annually, i.e. parvovirus, distemper, hepatitis, leptopirosis and parainfluenza, in addition to rabies.