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Ensure that your new dog begins its life on a good start with a full set of vaccinations and deworming.
Looking For Quality Dog Vaccinations?
Looking for dog vaccinations? Getting a new dog is exciting and for the most part they seem to only need love, affection and food. It would be great if this were enough to keep them free from disease and sickness. Tragically it isn’t.
Much the same as children, animal babies likewise need inoculation when they are young. Ensure that your new pooch receives a good start to their life through a full set of vaccinations.
A regular dog vaccinations schedule is essential for protecting your best friend’s health from dangerous, potentially fatal yet preventable diseases.
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Why Do You Need Dog Vaccinations?
A puppy isn’t naturally safe from ailments and diseases without the help of vaccinations. They do have some antibody security that they got through the mother’s blood using the placenta, yet this is generally just 10%. The other 90% is through the primary milk they take in from their mother.
It is quite likely that high levels of antibodies will block the effectiveness of a vaccine and vets, therefore, recommend multiple rounds of vaccinations. It is recommended that puppies are vaccinated for the first time at around 6 weeks of age. However, the first Rabies vaccination can only be given when the puppy is 3 months of age.
All You Need To Know About Dog Vaccinations
Vaccines can protect your dog from contracting a variety of life threatening diseases, some of which can be fatal. They are often administered by your veterinarian during a routine wellness visit.
It is always highly recommended for pet owners to vaccinate their young dogs and adult dogs against infectious diseases. Vaccines prevent illness by enabling the immune system to create defences against diseases. A vaccine has disease antigens that mildly stimulate the immune system without infecting the dog. The immune system then creates antibodies to fight off the real disease if your dog is ever exposed to it.
Going to the vet repeatedly over several months for vaccinations, and then for booster vaccinations or titers throughout your dog’s life, may seem like an inconvenience, but the diseases that vaccinations will shield our pets from are dangerous but thankfully, mostly preventable.
Vaccination protocols have become commonplace for dogs today, as they can effectively prevent potentially serious canine diseases like distemper, rabies, and hepatitis. Not only can regular vaccinations protect your pet’s health, they can also keep the human members of your family healthy as well — some canine illnesses can be transferred to humans.
There are numerous different dog vaccinations, for so many different illnesses. It can sometimes be confusing to know which vaccinations puppies need and which ones are important but optional. Here is an overview of the diseases that vaccinations will help your pet to avoid.
Core vaccines are considered vital to all dog based on risk of exposure, severity of disease or its transmissibility to humans. For Dogs, vaccines for canine parvovirus, distemper, canine hepatitis and rabies are considered core vaccines.
Diseases Prevented By Vacciantions
Canine Distemper: This is a highly contagious viral disease that affects a dog’s respiratory tract (lungs), gastrointestinal tract (gut) and nervous system (brain). It can be airborne or spread through contact with an infected animal.
Infectious canine hepatitis (canine adenovirus): This is a viral disease spread by contact with infected animals, their stools, urine or saliva. It affects the liver, kidneys and cells lining the blood vessels.
Canine Parvovirus (also known as Cat Flu): This is a very common viral disease that is deadly and usually strikes young puppies. It spreads by infected dogs’ blood, stools or vomit.
Canine Parainfluenza: This is another infectious viral disease that can be one of the causes of Bordetella Bronchiseptica or “kennel cough”. It affects the respiratory tract and spreads quickly among dogs close to one another.
Rabies: This viral infection affects the central nervous system and can result in paralysis or death. It is important to note that rabies is fatal in animals which is why this vaccination is so crucial for your puppy’s health. However, sometimes, there is a need for further proof that a vaccination has been administered. Thus, a titre test is performed to test if your pet has been immunised against rabies.
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The House Call Vet is a comprehensive and modern veterinary practice in Brisbane that combines traditional veterinary clinics with an advanced house call service. With our fleet of house call vehicles and network of veterinary hospitals, we are able to care for pets across Brisbane.
Our custom-designed Mobile Veterinary Units (MVUs) act as our consult rooms, fanning out from our clinic bases each morning to see pets across Brisbane. Our MVUs are equipped with microscopes, scales, diagnostic equipment, and a fully-stocked pharmacy so that most pets can be treated at home. If in-clinic care is needed, we provide complimentary patient transport to and from our surgeries.
Our state of the art veterinary clinics act as our regional ‘hospitals’, providing comprehensive facilities where pets can be taken when they require in-clinic care such as surgeries, x-rays or dental procedures. Our clinics also perform in-clinic consultations every day for our patients who prefer to come to visit us at the clinic!
This model ensures that no matter what level of care your pets needs, and regardless of whether you prefer in-home or in-clinic appointments, we can be there for you and your pet.