Vaccinations are one of modern medicine’s greatest inventions. They prevent many serious diseases both for you and your pets. Getting your dog vaccinated and scheduling regular annual visits to your veterinary hospital are great ways to prevent sicknesses that could threaten your pet’s health, happiness, and even its life. Talk to your veterinarian if your dog is behind on any of these important vaccinations.
Distemper: This highly contagious deadly virus is most common in puppies but can affect dogs of any age. Your veterinarian will recommend two vaccinations for puppies, another at one year of age, and then subsequent vaccinations every three years.
Adenovirus: This virus causes canine hepatitis, which results in liver, kidney, or respiratory infection. It also is one of the causes of kennel, which can be prevented through proper vaccination from your veterinarian.
Bordetella: Bordatella is a bacterial infection that often occurs in combination with other major health problems. Puppies should be vaccinated at your veterinary hospital with either a shot or nasal spray.
Leptospirosis: This bacterial infection is highly contagious for both pets and humans, and it can cause permanent kidney problems. Vaccination is the only way to prevent the spread of this harmful disease.
Parainfluenza: Like in humans, influenza in dogs can be mild or very severe. Vaccinating against this infection is the best way to prevent health complications associated with this sickness.
Parvovirus: Parvo is most common in puppies but can affect dogs of any age without vaccinations from your veterinarian. It causes severe dehydration and diarrhea, which can lead to death.
Rabies: This deadly infection can affect most animals as well as humans. Getting regular vaccinations from your veterinary clinic is important to prevent the spread of this disease.
If your puppy or dog hasn’t been vaccinated for these diseases, visit your San Diego veterinary hospital right away. At ABC Veterinary Group, we strive to make your pet’s healthcare as complete and easy as possible. To talk to one of our friendly veterinarians about your pet’s health and vaccinations, call (858) 278-1825.