Prevention is better than cure. This famous sentence is what vaccines are all about. We vaccinate our dogs in order to prevent them to become sick. Vaccines for dogs build up the immune system against viruses and bacteria, so once the dog gets exposed to those viruses and bacteria, the immune system will have the ready antibodies to fight with the infection.

The most important vaccines for dogs

DHPP

This vaccine protects against the distemper virus, canine hepatitis virus, parainfluenza virus and parvovirus. These are the most common viruses your puppy can get in contact with and the outcome to be fatal.

Rabies

The rabies virus is a deadly virus that affects all warm-blooded mammals. Since the vaccination against rabies has started, it has been eradicated in some well developed countries and we need to continue so we can eradicate it all around the world.

Leptospirosis

This is a bacterial infection that is most commonly found in areas where there are still waters. It can affect both humans and animals.

Bordetella – Kennel Cough

Infection that occurs in the upper respiratory tract. It is most common in kennels and boarding facilities where there are bigger numbers of dogs together. It is easily transmissible between dogs.

Lyme Disease

This is a tick-transmitted disease. Symptoms may include lack of appetite, depression and lameness in the joints due to inflammation. Zoonotic disease that can have a fatal outcome.

Canine Influenza

A respiratory infection. Symptoms may include fever, coughing, and sneezing. It is a virus similar to the virus that causes influenza in people.

Corona virus

A virus that causes infection in the intestinal tract and it is highly contagious.

The most important vaccines for dogs

Vaccinate your dog regularly in order to prevent the spreading of diseases. If you are first time puppy owner, go immediately to the veterinarian and they will create a vaccination schedule for your beloved pup. Follow the instructions from your veterinarian and don’t miss on the scheduled vaccines.

Get a printable size of this Vaccines for Dogs poster and put it up on your clinic wall to educate the pet owners!