The Importance of Pet Vaccinations

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Here is some advice I shared with a family this week.

I hope you find it helpful.

The Importance of Pet Vaccinations

When you were a child, you had to have vaccinations at certain points in your life, such as measles, tetanus, and other shots. Vaccinations are essential for your pets as well. We will specifically look at dog vaccinations, as they are a very common pet to have. Keep in mind that some of these shots are required for cats as well.

Dogs need to have vaccinations to guard against disease. When your dog is a puppy, they will need a distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvovirus, parainfluenza, and corona combination between six to eight, nine to eleven, twelve to fourteen, and sixteen to seventeen weeks. They will also need these shots again every twelve months.

The next vaccination is a bordetella administered at fourteen weeks and every six months. Rabies must be given at sixteen weeks and every twelve to thirty-six months. 

Vaccinations protect your dog and other pets from human diseases as well as other problems that could arise. Make sure you visit your vet on a regular schedule. A few more vaccinations are the giardia at fourteen and seventeen weeks, with a yearly dose.  Lyme is another type administered at fourteen and seventeen weeks and yearly. 

Occasionally state regulations will require a different administering chart. It is best to speak with your vet to know your dog’s breed and the correct vaccinations. Dogs are “man’s best friend,” Thus, it is essential to give appropriate care that includes treatments. 

Other care besides vaccinations can be proper baths, toenail clipping, and feeding your dog correctly. Most health problems arise in a dog that is either genetically susceptible or environmentally exposed to human food. Because of its greasy qualities, human food can block a dog’s artery. So proper nutrition is often found in dog food or cooking meals for your pet per vet guidelines if your dog has health issues.

Dogs also require a lot of attention and exercise. Breeds such as the Huskies or golden retrievers require special care. Huskies are bred as working dogs. They need to have a lot of activity and playtime with their owners. Golden retrievers are social animals, will feel lonely, and rejected if left alone for too long. Though sociable, other breeds may not react similarly to the latter two. Other breeds can be content with a large yard and runner as long as they can play and eat.

Part of owning a pet, especially a dog, is providing it with love and attention just like you need. Proper care is critical daily, like having a routine feeding time or visiting the vet for the appropriate vaccinations.

Vaccinations can determine the longevity of your dog, just like a proper diet and exercise. While your vet has spent a lot of time going to school for the appropriate care of animals, it is always a great idea to be knowledgeable about the care of your pet.

Vaccinations, when not administered properly, can harm the animal. I would avoid ordering medications and vaccinations online if you are not familiar with the products and how to give them to your dog; this may cause some medical problems.

Any pet deserves the care we would give ourselves, and in today’s world, we are finding better ways to make going to a vet easier. 

Thank you for stopping by the Café. Would you mind sharing this information with someone who could benefit from it if you found this helpful? Please also feel free to buy me a cup of coffee.

Published by cafeboss2503

I am a Retail manager with over 30 years of experience and stories. I started as a shift manager and worked my way up to Regional Management positions. I also enjoy a good cup of Coffee.

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