Puppy Shots t’is the Season. part 1

March 28, 2011 at 8:06 am Leave a comment

Spring is here, your family just adopted a puppy. Now What? Keeping your new family member healthy. Here are a few shots your puppy should have. Follow your veterinarian recommendation on follow ups. One shot does not prevent.

Kennel cough/Bordetella vaccine. Kennel cough (infectious tracheobronchitis) is a contagious respiratory disease noted for its distinctive hacking cough. The cough can be quite persistent and occasionally can progress to pneumonia.

Parvovirus, can be any where. Puppies smell the earth, another poop, best to avoid public places. If you are attending puppy classes ask about prevention. To cure is a long medical process, and most puppies do not make it : (     Parvo causes sever diarrhea, white blood cells weaken, dehydration, lack of appittite. Please vaccinate.

Lyme disease is spread by the deer tick, (from the east to west coast). It causes shifting leg lameness, a lack of appetite, fever, and lethargy.  Prevention the use of tick powder, tick and fleas drops, or a collor helps. Ask your veterinarian. If you live in an area where there is no Lyme disease, your pup does not need the Lyme vaccine. If there is Lyme in your area, and your dog goes outdoors where he may come into contact with ticks, you should consider the vaccine for your dog. If you choose to have your puppy get the Lyme vaccine, it will be given at his 12 week visit and boostered at his 16 week visit.

For more information about raising a healthy puppy to adulthood, ask your Veterinarian.

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