What Vaccines Does Your Dog Need?
Be sure your dog gets the proper vaccines.
Posted: Mon May 9 00:00:00 PDT 2005
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Every dog needs these vaccines:
What it is: An infectious hepatitis. Widespread vaccinations has made this disease extremely uncommon.
What it does: Causes abdominal pain, vomiting or diarrhea, enlarge liver, enlarged lymph nodes, hemorrhage, and inflammation of the eyes. These signs are more commonly seen in unvaccinated dogs less than 1 year old.
Vaccination: Initial puppy vaccination series, booster one year later, then every three years thereafter.
What it is: Contagious viral disease. It can be difficult to treat and is often fatal.
What it does: Causes fever, decreased appetite, lethargy, nasal discharge, eye discharge, coughing, pneumonia, and, in severe cases, nervous e-system disorders, including encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), convulsive seizures, frothing at the mouth, paralysis, tremors, and rhythmic muscle contractions.
Vaccination: Initial puppy vaccination series; booster one year later, then every three months thereafter.
What it is: Viral disease. Any dog can acquire parvovirus infection, but Rottweilers and Doberman Pinschers are especially prone. Treatment is intensive, and many dogs ultimately succumb to the disease.
What it does: Causes severe vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and dehydration.
Vaccination: Initial puppy vaccination series; booster one year later, then every three year thereafter. Page 1 | 2
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