Many dogs? owners pour cold water on inoculations. It’s not unusual for vaccinated dog to fall ill with distemper or viral enteritis, that?s why many owners think, that vaccination is a waste of time and money. Rumours about unsuccessful vaccination are set abroad with the speed able to be compared with a speed of contagion. Dogs are not inoculated, and this is one of the reasons of presence of permanent nidus of infection. Another reason of wholesale deaths of pets is a lack of clear program of inoculations.

If vaccinated mothers give birth to the puppies, they are passively protected during their early life by antibodies got perinatally (through placenta) and with the first portions of a foremilk newborn puppies receive she-dog?s antibodies. Against the majority of illnesses titre (level) of maternal antibodies goes down to age of 9-12 weeks and puppies become the most susceptible to infections.

A puppy receives approximately 90 % of maternal antibodies through a foremilk, and only 10 % of antibodies they get intransplacentally. “Typical” puppy after its birth has such level of serum antibodies, which is equal to 50 % of female?s antibody level. This level of antibodies goes down every 10 days.

So, is it necessary to vaccinate dogs?
Yes, of course. It is necessary; because correct calendar of inoculations provides an almost 100% guarantee of good health for your dog. I say “almost” because full guarantee cannot be given by any vaccine. The effect after vaccination depends not only on quality of medicine, but also on general well-being of a dog in the moment of an inoculation. Any weakening of an organism (intestinal worms, scant feeding etc.) can cause depression of immune system, and the inoculation will not give the desirable result. That?s why indispensable condition is a vaccination of healthy animals only.

The most widespread dog?s infectious diseases are distemper, contagious hepatitis, leptospirosis and parvovirus enteritis. A clinical course is very hard; for many puppies and adult dogs the outcome of it can be tragical. That?s why vaccination against these illnesses is extremely desirable. Such acute infectious viral disease of the nervous system as lyssa is of rare occurrence, but it is pernicious disease not only for a dog, but also for the owner. That?s why vaccination against it is obligatory, there is a law to break which cannot be broken by anyone.

On the earliest stage of puppy?s life (first year) it is necessary to vaccinate it 4 times. Before first, third and fourth inoculations it is necessary to give a vermifuge to a puppy. Diet is not required.

After first vaccination don?t walk over your puppy!!! After second vaccination you can walk your pet in 10-14 days. After third and fourth vaccination your dog does not need quarantine, but as well as after every vaccination, it is recommended to reduce physical activities and not to expose puppy to excessive cold.

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