Adult Dog Vaccination
Our pets are surrounded by a huge number of dangerous viruses. Some of them are fatal. A striking example is rabies. This is a deadly disease that foxes, rodents, cats and dogs suffer. And if the city dog is unlikely to meet an infected fox, then getting a bite from an infected relative is as easy as shelling pears. Good nutrition and good health will not protect against rabies and many other dangerous viruses. The only protection is annual vaccination.
Timely vaccination is the protection of not only the dog, but also the owner, as well as everyone around. Infected pets themselves become carriers. They transmit the virus down the chain: to people and other animals in contact. Therefore, to the question whether a dog needs vaccination, experts unequivocally answer in the affirmative. This is a mandatory procedure that is not just possible, but must be performed. Absolutely every dog and strictly on schedule.
Without a veterinary passport with current vaccinations, you will not be able to transport your pet abroad. Vaccination of dogs is mandatory internationally.
What is vaccination?
During vaccination, a virus is introduced into the dog’s body. It is called an antigen. This virus is killed or weakened, so the immune system can suppress it. In response to the introduction of the vaccine, the immune system begins to produce antibodies that destroy the virus and “remember” it. After the procedure, antibodies continue to circulate in the blood for several months. On average – about a year, which is why re-vaccination is carried out every year to maintain protection. If during this period a “real” virus enters the body, the body will meet it with ready-made antibodies and give it a fight back.
Unfortunately, vaccination does not guarantee 100% protection against the virus, but minimizes the risk of infection. In case of infection, the vaccinated dog will tolerate the disease much easier, with minimal health risks.
What vaccinations do dogs get?
Adult dogs are vaccinated against the most dangerous and common diseases that can be infected by carriers. Among them: rabies, leptospirosis, carnivore plague, infectious cough, parvovirus enteritis, parainfluenza, adenovirus of the respiratory tract, adenovirus hepatitis. From part of the viruses, animals are vaccinated comprehensively with one vaccine.
Dog vaccination schedule
The exact schedule of dog vaccinations will be reported by a veterinarian. It is important to strictly follow the schedule and properly prepare the dog for vaccination.
An approximate vaccination scheme for puppies and adult dogs looks like this:
Dog vaccination schedule
Do not forget that vaccination of dogs is an annual procedure. Take care of your pets, and their good health will be your reward!