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The Importance of Vaccinating Your Dog

It is impossible to control the environment and external factors that can cause diseases in our dogs, however one of the things we can do to protect their health is to periodically vaccinate and deworm them according to the veterinarian’s instructions.

Some of the viruses that attack dogs are found in the environment, while others can be transmitted if your pet lives with other dogs that carry a disease. In any case, the most effective way to keep your dog safe is to vaccinate it annually and deworm it every six months at most.

Distemper, distemper, adenovirus, parvovirus, canine hepatitis, leptospirosis, coronavirus, tracheobronchitis and rabies are the most common canine diseases. Although the name of some vaccines may vary according to the brand or formula of each laboratory, to counteract the above diseases, you should generally apply the Multiple, Bordetella and Rabies vaccine (even though for several years considerable outbreaks of rabies have not been detected in Mexico, is a health requirement for your dog, since for example if he bites either a dog or a person, you must prove that he is free of this disease). You should also supply internal dewormers to your dog to keep him safe from intestinal parasites, normally these are tablets that you can give yourself along with his food or directly in his mouth.

The frequency with which you should apply the vaccines will depend on the age of your dog:

If it is a puppy, it is advisable to start its vaccination schedule in the eighth week of life, when the antibodies transmitted by its mother through milk begin to decrease. There is the option of vaccinating it before eight weeks if it has been weaned at a very early age, you just have to submit it to the veterinarian for consideration.

Thus, the first vaccine that you should apply to your puppy is the multiple one and two more boosters, you should allow four weeks to pass between these last two injections.

On the other hand, if your dog is already an adult, it is simpler, you will have to apply three vaccines every year: the multiple, against rabies and bordetella. In this case, it is no longer necessary to let a few days pass between each vaccine, you can give all three at the same time.

In some dogs, the vaccines can generate minor side effects such as weakness, lack of appetite, or muscle pain and inflammation in the area where the injection was applied, generally these disappear after 48 hours, otherwise, we recommend that you go with your trusted vet.

Let’s put aside myths and excuses, let’s do it for the health of our dogs! By protecting them we are also taking care of our health since some canine diseases are transmittable to humans.

At Dog Dog we care about the health of your pet, which is why we launched the campaign For the health of our dogs! with which we seek to raise awareness about the importance of canine vaccination and deworming. If you are interested in knowing more about it , contact us , we will help you solve all your doubts.

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