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Info On Keeping Your Dog's Vaccines Up To Date

When you first get a puppy, it is important to make sure that they are vaccinated. There are several vaccines that are necessary to ensure their health while they are growing. Among these, you will find that the two most important are the parvo and distemper vaccines. Talk to your veterinarian to ensure that your pet has received these shots. Puppy shots come in a series, and you need to finish the entire series to ensure that they are fully protected. They will usually get their first shots when they are 6 weeks, and will then get them incrementally until they are finished. Your vet will be able to instruct you on the proper dates.

The Truth About Annual Vaccines

Some people feel that once their puppies have had their first round of shots that they do not need any more until they get their rabies vaccination. When you talk to veterinarians, they feel that having the shots repeated is a great idea because it helps to improve their immune system. When dogs get their vaccines, it helps to build their immunity up. The problem is that this immunity is usually short lived. In fact, it usually lasts about six months or so. They will then be able to get sick, and while it may not be a serious illness it may still be enough to make them feel bad for a few days. Regular vaccines will help to ensure that they feel better all the time. Keeping Your Dog's Vaccines Up to Date

Watch Out for Allergic Reactions

Anytime your pet has a vaccine, you need to make sure that they do not have an allergic reaction to it. This is true even if they have had the same shot before. Pets can develop allergies later in their life, just as we can. This is why most veterinarians will have you stay for a few minutes after the puppy gets their shots just to make sure that they do not start to have a reaction. Usually, a reaction comes in the form of a rash or swollen spot, and it will go away fairly quickly in most cases.

The Importance of Properly Mixing Vaccines

As you can see, pet vaccines are very important. You will need to have them done regularly to ensure that their health stays up to date. One thing that you must remember is that the vaccines must be mixed properly. If not, then they may not be effective. The first thing that you have to keep in mind is that the vaccines must stay at a certain temperature. If they are not, then they will be less potent which means they may be ineffective all together. This is why most people decide to have their dog’s vaccines done at the vet clinic. While you can get them at a local vet supply store and do them yourself, it is generally not recommended due to the fact that many people mix them incorrectly or do not administer them properly.

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