What vaccinations does a puppy need?

by Vivien Richardson on September 12, 2010

New puppies make be very exciting and fun to play with, but they also need a lot of care and attention in order to look after them properly.

Some of the essential things that a puppy needs include quality pet food, a comfortable dog bed and a suitable dog collar and dog lead. Another thing that new puppies need, before they are allowed to even play in the garden or to meet other dogs, is their vaccinations.

Vaccinating your pet is an essential part of your puppy’s pet care. A local vet will be happy to explain what the set of vaccinations are, and how they protect your puppy from unwanted bacteria.

To help you understand vaccinations, here is a quick over view of vaccinations for a puppy, and some of the diseases that they guard against:

1. Parvovirus is contagious, it suppresses a puppy’s immune system causing him to vomit and have diarrhoea.

2. Rabies is a disease that is known all over the world; this disease is carried by rats and other dogs and is transmitted by saliva or a bite.

3. Bordetella is a vaccination that stops kennel cough; it can be serious, definitely advisable if placing a pet in boarding kennels while away on holiday.

4. Leptospirosis is bacteria that is contagious and is known to affect a puppy’s liver and kidneys, the result could be your dog suffering from organ failure.

Taking time to implement these essential precautions early on in your puppy’s life, gives you piece of mind knowing that your puppy is protected and ready to enjoy his life, bonding with his new owner and family.

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  1. Also Distemper, hepatitis and parainfluenza

    Comment by Craig McDonald — September 12, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

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